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Sisters

Original Name: Tottori! Sommeren Vi Var Alene
English Name: Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers
Year: 2020
Run Time: 77 min
Language: Norwegian
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Norway
Director: Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen
Producer: Gary Cranner
Cast:Vega Østin, Billie Østin, Thomas Skjørestad, Nina Ellen Ødegård, Oddgeir Thune
Screenplay: Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen
Cinematographer: Arild Østin Ommundsen
Editor: Arild Østin Ommundsen, Reidar Ewing
Sound Editor/Mix: Gisle Tveito
Music Composer: Thomas Dybdahl
Costume Designer: Maria Brinch
Production Designer:
Production Company: Chezville
World Sales: m-appeal World Sales Phone: +49 30 61 50 75 05 World Sales Email: salesoffice@m-appeal.com

Festivals:

  • Montreal International Children's FF 2021
  • European FF 2021
  • Thessaloniki IFF 2020
  • Gijón International Film Festival 2020
  • Vilnius FF for Children and Youth 2020

Director’s Selected Filmography:

Arild Østin Ommundsen

  • 2020 Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers
  • 2018 Now It's Dark
  • 2013 It's Only Make Believe
  • 2004 Monsterthursday
  • 2001 Mongoland

Silje Salomonsen

  • 2020 Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers

Director’s Biography:

Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen

Arild Østin Ommundsen debuted in feature films with comedy hit “Mongoland” in 2001, and followed with surf drama «Monsterthursday» (Sundance, 2005). “It's Only Make Believe” (2013) was nominated for ten national film awards and “Now It’s Dark” (2018) confirmed his standing as one of the most interesting auteurs in Scandinavia.
Silje Salomonsen is a debut director, and has a background in acting, playing the lead in “It's Only Make Believe” and “Now It’s Dark” in addition to Jannicke S. Jacobsen’s “The Domestique”.

Synopsis:

Vega (9) and her wild sister Billie (5) are going on an overnight outdoors hike in the Norwegian woods. The anticipated trip is full of sweet adventures and happy moments until Dad falls into a mountain crack and twists his ankle. Unable to move he asks Vega and Billie to get help. Initially girls feel lost but after several magical and mysterious encounters in the woods, they embrace the mission! They face bravely their fears, discover their superpowers and find strength in the sisterhood!