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Sister

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SISTER Gillian Anderson and Kacey Mottet Klein

Sister

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/05/12
performer:
Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston, Kacey Mottet Klein, Lea Seydoux
director:
Ursula Meier
distributor:
Adopt Films
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

The influence of Belgian masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s documentary eye for youth on the margins is evident in Ursula Meier’s calmly heartbreaking drama. Soulful Kacey Mottet Klein (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life) plays a 12-year-old boy who supports himself and his apathetic, defeated older sister (Léa Seydoux) by stealing ski equipment from rich folks up at a fancy Alpine ski resort, then making his way down the mountain to fence the stuff. The high-low setting effectively reinforces the emotional geography of both lost souls. Gillian Anderson makes a brief, well-placed appearance as one of the rich. A-