“My Skinny Sister” on Screen


Twelve-year-old Stella is in the middle of puberty. She’s unsure of herself, indulges in day dreams and also happens to be in love. With Jacob, her big sister Katja’s figure skating coach. Katja is a talented skater – but with a serious problem. She’s anorexic. Upon finding out about this secret, Stella is blackmailed by Katja who threatens to tell Jacob about her sister’s crush on him if she reveals this secret to anyone.
Told with an engaging lightness of touch but without sentimentality, My Skinny Sister is a story about coming-of-age and expanding one’s mental and emotional boundaries.
This film picked up a Glass Bear at the Berlinale and won the audience award for “Best Nordic Film” at the Göteborg Film Festival.