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Original title: Sjostry
German title: Schwestern
Russia, 2001

Director: Bodrov, Sergej jr.
Production company: CTB Film Company
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Half-sisters Dina and Sveta don't like one another particularily. When Dina's father Alik gets released from prison, his former partners come to demand their money. Expecting a kidnapping Alik takes the girls to a hiding place. The gangsters find it and the girls are forced to flee. While avoiding their brutal pursuers the girls get to know each other better which leads to a mutual affection. (Oulu Festival Catalogue)

"The impressive Russian film 'Sisters' seems to describe living conditions in today's Russia in an uncompromising cinematographic way." (CIFEJ-Jury at Oulu Festival 2001)

Cottbus 2001, Oulu 2001, Malmö 2002, Olympia/Greece 2002, Stuttgart 2003, Poznan 2003 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Intercinema (RUS)