L’Enfant d’en Haut | Sister

Directed by Ursula Meier On Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 pm & On Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30 pm

Switzerland | Suisse | 2012 | 97’ | En français sous-titré anglais | In French with English subtitles
With: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson

Synopsis


Simon, douze ans, emprunte l’hiver venu la petite télécabine qui relie la plaine
industrielle où il vit seul avec sa soeur Louise, à l’opulente station de ski qui la
surplombe. Là-haut, il vole les skis et l’équipement des riches touristes qu’il revend
ensuite aux enfants de son immeuble pour en tirer de petits mais réguliers bénéfices.
Louise, qui vient de perdre son travail, profite des trafics de Simon
qui prennent de l’ampleur et devient de plus en plus dépendante de lui.
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During the winter season, Simon, a twelve-yearold boy, takes the small cable car
connecting the industrial plain where he and his sister Louise live alone, to
the affluent resort overlooking the plain. Up there, he steals wealthy tourists’
skis and equipment which he sells back to the children in his building, making small
but regular profits. Louise, who has just lost her job, profits by Simon’s developing
traffics, subsequently becoming more and more dependent on him.

festivals & awards

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Awards and Festivals:
Silver Bear Special Award, 2012 Berlin Film Festival;
Golden Athena for Best Picture, 2012 Athens Film Festival.

 

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