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Latvian teen Anastasija clings to the hope of returning to her biological mother despite being paired with a wealthy American couple for adoption.

“Sensitively written… sheds light on the reality of orphanages and international adoptions.” Cineuropa

Rebellious 13-year-old Anastasija (Emma Skirmante) and her younger sister Diana (Gerda Aljena) live together in an overcrowded Latvian orphanage. While Diana is excited by the news of their pending adoption by a wealthy American couple, Anastasija acts out in defiance, clinging to the hope that they can be reunited with their biological mother who has recently been released from prison.

The award-winning feature debut from Latvian writer/director Linda Olte, SISTERS “adroitly navigates that liminal space between childlike vulnerability and bullish independence” in a moving film highlighted by “strong naturalistic performances from its young cast” (Screen Daily).

  • WINNER: Best Film, Competition 1-2 Award, Warsaw International Film Festival
  • WINNER: FIPRESCI Award, Warsaw International Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Director, Latvian Film Prize
  • WINNER: Best Supporting Actress, Latvian Film Prize
  • WINNER: Audience Award, Bolzano Film Festival
  • WINNER: IDM Film Award, Bolzano Film Festival
  • NOMINEE: Best Film, Golden Linden Award, Golden Linden International Film Festival
  • NOMINEE: Best Film, Tiantan Award, Beijing International Film Festival
  • NOMINEE: Golden Duke, International European Competition, Odesa International Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tallin Black Nights Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: NY Baltic Film Festival

2022 / 104 minutes / Color / Foreign Drama (Latvian) w/English Subtitles / A film by Linda Olte


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