The Doc Visions du Réel offers to (re)discover films unveiled during previous editions of the Festival. This month, do not miss SISTERS, screened as a world premiere at Visions du Réel 2018.
by Peter Entell
Switzerland, 2018, 72'
World premiere VdR2018
The scene is as familiar to us as if we had been there ourselves: a birthday party caught on a camcorder, a cake, laughter and the complicity of those who share a story. Thus opens the film, close to these three sisters who do not share the same surname. What binds Shelly, Sian and Linda? To tell their story, says Peter Entell behind the camera, he should have started seven years beforehand when Shelly and Linda spoke to each other for the first time. Nevermind, let us go back even further, to the village in Switzerland where Sian and Shelly grew up. And from there, reconstruct in fragments their intersecting destinies over several decades, from Australia to Switzerland. The film works through the ties that connect them—biological or not—in a narration that retains suspense without ever neglecting delicacy, leaving grey areas here and there from which the enigmatic, one of a kind personality of Shelly emerges. A reflection on friendship, destiny, and on everyone’s capacity to influence fate, Sisters once again demonstrates Peter Entell’s talent for capturing the intimate in order to make it universal.
Sunday 24 February 2019 at 23:10
on RTS Deux (schedule subject to change)