Best Fiction Film 2013- Awarded


by Ursula Meier

Sister is the tale of 12-year-old Simon, who lives alone with his sister Louise in a bleak, industrial town at the foot of an exclusive Swiss ski resort. Every day during the winter Simon takes a small cable car up the mountain where he steals skis and equipment from wealthy tourists to sell to children on his estate. This provides a modest but regular income. Simon’s schemes gradually become more and more elaborate. Louise, who recently lost her job, takes advantage and becomes increasingly dependent on Simon.

Production: Vega Film AG, Archipel 35, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Producer: Ruth Waldburger, Denis Freyd

Written by: Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier, Gilles Taurand
Cinematography: Agnès Godard
Editing: Nelly Quettier
Location Sound Mix: Henri Maikoff
Sound Editing: Etienne Curchod
Music: John Parish
Art Direction: Ivan Niclass
Lighting: Jean-Pierre Baronsky
Costumes: Anna Van Brée
Casting: Jeanne Rektorik, Sarah Neumann, Aurélie Guichard


U.a. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2012 (Silberner Bär – Sonderpreis), Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2012, Chicago International Film Festival 2012, Hong Kong InternationalFilm Festival 2012, Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist 2012, Festival del film Locarno 2012, Melbourne International Film Festival 2012, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal 2012, Vancouver International Film Festival 2012, Zürcher Filmpreis 2012