My Skinny Sister (Min lilla syster)
Twelve year old Stella is about to enter puberty. She is in love with a figure skating coach who is four times her age. She constantly compares herself to her older sister Katja, who is a successful figure skater and student – in short, she is perfect in everything she does. The parents adore her sister and in order to get a bit of their attention, Stella wants to follow in her footsteps. But her absentminded parents don't see what she does: Katja doesn't feel very well, trains too hard and doesn't eat properly. Stella's world turns up-side-down when she realises that her older sister is suffering from a severe eating disorder. Katja's illness drives the family to the brink of despair and Stella has some important decisions to make. (Ana Peršič)
The film My Skinny Sister received the following awards: Crystal Bear for Best Film (Berlinale – Generation section 2015), the audience Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film (Gothenburg, 2015), Special Fipresci Award, Special Audience Award at the European Film Festival (Lecce, 2015), Best Feature Film for Youth by the International Children’s Jury (Zlin, 2015), Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress at the Seattle International Film Festival (2015), Best Actress Award at SF Urban Film Fest, (Iran, 2015).
Direction and screenplay: Sanna Lenken; Cast: Rebecka Josephson, Amy Deasismont, Annika Hallin, Henrik Norlén, Maxim Mehmet, Ellen Lindbom, Åsa Janson, Hugo Wijk, Karin de Frumerie; Photography: Moritz Schultheiß; Editing: Hanna Lejonqvist; Producer: Annika Rogell; Distribution: Demiurg.
The film is in Swedish with Slovenian subtitles.
The film will be followed by a discussion with the director Sanna Lenken and the actress Rebecka Josephson.
Organisation: Kinodvor – Kinobalon; In collaboration with: City of Women.
Price: € 4.5, Members of Kinobalon Club: € 3.