“Featuring another incredible performance by one of Germany’s greatest actors, Nina Hoss, MY LITTLE SISTER tells the story of a brother and sister whose bond is tested by a cancer diagnosis. Observant but not exploitative of its subject matter, this wonderfully crafted film solidifies its filmmakers as major talents in international cinema.” — David Nugent, Artistic Director

This week, we invite you to watch Switzerland’s submission to the Oscar race for Best International Feature. 


Directed by Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond
(2020, Switzerland, 100 minutes)
Available January 29-February 5, 2021

Lisa (Nina Hoss), once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes. She lives with her family in Switzerland, but her heart remains in Berlin, beating in time with that of her twin brother Sven (Lars Eidinger), the famous theatre actor.

Since Sven has been suffering from an aggressive type of leukaemia, the relationship between them has become even closer. Lisa does not want to accept this blow of fate, so she does everything in her power to bring Sven back on stage. For her soulmate she neglects everything else and even risks losing her husband. Her marriage goes awry, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, who reflects her deepest longings and awakens in her the desire to be creative, to feel alive again.

Switzerland’s Official Submission to the Academy Awards.

Watch in the HamptonsFilm Virtual Screening Room:

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  • The film will become available Friday, January 29. You can watch at any time through Friday, February 5, at 11:59pm.
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HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to curate the hit screening series NOW SHOWING, featuring acclaimed first-run, art house, independent, and world cinema available to screen in the privacy of your own home.

This week’s Now Showing screening benefits HamptonsFilm and the distributor, Film Movement. Follow us @HamptonsFilm on social media for future releases.