Precocious 12-year-old Simon lives with his wild and irresponsible older sister in a small apartment below a luxurious ski resort nestled in the Swiss Alps. Each day, Simon ascends the lofty mountain above, pilfering ski equipment from the rich and selling it to get by. Left unsupervised, his newfound criminal enterprise and growing attachment to the seasonal workers and guests sends his precarious relationship with his sister spiraling out of control.
A stunning meditation on secrets, lies and moral obligation, Sister is a compassionate character study of a boy forced to grow up too fast. Co-starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files). (Dir. by Ursula Meier, 2012, Switzerland, in French with subtitles, 97 min., Not Rated, Adopt Films) 35mm