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My Skinny Sister

My Skinny Sister
  • 2015
  • Sweden, Germany
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sanna Lenken
  • Cast: Rebecka Josephson, Amy Diamond, Henrik Norlén
  • Language: Swedish, English
  • UK release: 27 November 2015

Stella (Josephson) is 12 years old, practises kissing on a tomato and inappropriately lusts after big sister Katia (Diamond)'s figure skating coach (Mehmet). But then Stella realises that Katia is anorexic. Lenken explores the effect of an eating disorder on those close to the sufferer and conveys the confusion and angst with stinging honesty.

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My Skinny Sister

23 Nov 20154 stars

Sensitive eating disorder drama from Swedish filmmaker Sanna Lenken

The bonds of familial love are tested in Swedish filmmaker Sanna Lenken’s portrayal of anorexia, as seen through the eyes of a young girl who notices her older sister has stopped eating. Geared towards a teen audience, Lenken’s first feature also treads…

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