Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: My Skinny Sister Wins Crystal Bear

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: My Skinny Sister Wins Crystal Bear

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Sanna Lenken's Swedish drama wins best film in the Berlin Film Festival's Generation Kplus section.

My Skinny Sister (Min lilla syster), from Swedish first-time feature director Sanna Lenken, has been named best film in the Berlin Film Festival's Generation Kplus section.

The Sweden-German co-production centres on Stella, a girl entering adolescence who discovers her big sister and role model is hiding an eating disorder.

Awarding the Crystal Bear, the jury said: "The film's unique perspective, stunning performances and challenging theme really touched our hearts."

A special mention was given to Rainbow (Dhanak), an Indian film from director Nagesh Kukunoor.

"This year, we chose a colorful, touching and humorous film," said a jury statement. …

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