My Skinny Sister
- Sweden, Germany
- 95 min
- 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.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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My Skinny Sister23 Nov 2015
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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