My Skinny Sister
DCP/HD - 2015 - Sweden/Germany - 95min - color - drama
My Skinny Sister
Original title: Min lilla syster
A film by Sanna Lenken
Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth and laughter.
Original language: Swedish-English
Produced by: Annika Rogell
Berlinale 2015 - Official selection - Generation section GOTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL 2015 Love and Anarchy film Festival 2015, Helsinki Festival del Cinema Europeo, Lecce 2015 Children Film Festival Reykjavík 2015 Seoul International Women's Film Festival 2015 Beijing International Film Festival - World Cinema section Lecce European Film Festival - Competition 2015 Sydney Film Festival - Women's stories 2015 Moscow International Film Festival 2015 Galway Film Fleadh 2015 - Competition Melbourne Film Festival 2015 - Next Generation section Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers' Film Festival in Macedonia 2015 BFI London Film Festival 2015 - LOVE section
BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD, SPECIAL FIPRESCI AWARD, SPECIAL AUDIENCE AWARD - Festival del Cinema Europeo, Lecce 2015 Berlinale 2015, Generation section - Crystal Bear award for Best Film & Special Mention from the international jury Goteborg Film Festival 2015 - Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film
Graduated film directing with a master in screen writing at the Dramatiska institutet, the National film school of Sweden 2009. She’s made several of prize winning short films and has directed ”Double life” a youth series in two seasons for Swedish Television. Her latest short film ”Eating Lunch” premiered in competition at Gothenburg International Film Festival in January 2013 followed by International Premiere at Berlinale Generation 14 plus competition and Tribeca.