Sister 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… Sister 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… 2012-10-05 Unrated PT97M Drama Gillian Anderson Martin Compston Kacey Mottet Klein Lea Seydoux Adopt Films
Movie Review

Sister (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
SISTER Gillian Anderson and Kacey Mottet Klein
SISTER Gillian Anderson and Kacey Mottet Klein
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Oct 05, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 97 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Gillian Anderson, Martin Compston, Kacey Mottet Klein and Lea Seydoux; Distributor: Adopt Films

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-

Originally posted Oct 17, 2012 Published in issue #1230 Oct 26, 2012 Order article reprints