Majken has known that she is a lesbian since she was seven years old and Gabbi just recently found out that she’s also into girls. But how about Gabbi’s 10-year old sister Cleo, who is she in love with? Is it a girl or is it a boy? Cleo joins Gabbi at her girlfriend Majken’s summerhouse. On a roadtrip up north a silent struggle begins between the older role models, who will gain Cleo’s trust?

My Gay Sister is a story about a young girl's first meeting with the expectations to define her sexuality and about the ability to create, gain and lose trust for one another.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Sweden
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2017-02-13
Production company:
New Stories AB
Co production company:
Toft Film
Producer:
Stefan Henriksson
Karin Stenwall
Lia Hietala
Co producer:
Håkon Toft

Director

  • Lia Hietala

    Lia Hietala is a Swedish filmmaker from Stockholm and was born in October 1993. Hietala started out working as a director’s assistant to Swedish director Ninja Thyberg during the productions of Girls & Boys and Stallion (2015). In 2015 she directed her debut short film If I say No, which screened at the 2016 Tromsö International Film Festival. The film was also selected for the Norwegian Short Film Festival where it received a Special Mention.

    In 2016 Lia received the Springbrett Scholarship from North Norway Film Center.

    The film is set to have its world premiere at the 67th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin in the Generation Kplus Competition. Lia Hietala is currently in production for her next film Amber and Sebastian, a documentary expected to be completed during 2017. Lia is also in the early stages of development for her debut feature film September 1st, 2016

    Lia Hietala

Cast

Majken:
Erika A. Coleman
Cleo:
Juliette Safavi
Gabbi:
Tina Pourdavoy

Festivals

2017:
Berlin International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Lia Hietala
Screenplay:
Lia Hietala
Cinematographer:
Karin Stenwall
Editor:
Karin Stenwall
Lia Hietala
Composer:
Katharina Nuttall
Sound Design:
Katharina Nuttall
Linus Andersson

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
15'
Language:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English

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