The influence of Belgian masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s documentary eye for youth on the margins is evident in Ursula Meier’s calmly heartbreaking drama. Soulful Kacey Mottet Klein (Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life) plays a 12-year-old boy who supports himself and his apathetic, defeated older sister (Léa Seydoux) by stealing ski equipment from rich folks up at a fancy Alpine ski resort, then making his way down the mountain to fence the stuff. The high-low setting effectively reinforces the emotional geography of both lost souls. Gillian Anderson makes a brief, well-placed appearance as one of the rich. A-
SISTER Gillian Anderson and Kacey Mottet Klein
Genre: Drama; Starring: Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston, Kacey Mottet Klein, Lea Seydoux; Director: Ursula Meier; Release Date Limited: 10/05/2012; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Adopt Films
Posted October 19 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
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