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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #103. Dominik Graf’s The Beloved Sisters

The Beloved Sisters

Director: Dominik Graf
Writer: Dominik Graf
Producer: Uschi Reich
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Henriette Confurius, Florian Stetter, Hannah Herzsprung, Ronald Zehrfeld

A member of what’s known as the Berlin school of filmmakers (including Christian Petzold and Christoph Hochhausler), Graf has worked almost exclusively in television and he contributed to the 2011 triptych Beats Being Dead. His latest is an ambitious period piece and features a handful of bright faces in the German film industry, and, with a little luck, will be a breakout success for Graf.

Gist: 1788 in Rudolstadt, a small provincial town in Germany. The beautiful Caroline von Beulwitz is unhappily married, longing for love and life. Charlotte von Lengefeld, her shy sister, dreams of finding a husband. The two are a heart and soul, until HE enters their lives: Friedrich Schiller, the man who wrote “The Robbers”, an overnight sensation, the espouser of proto-revolutionary republican ideals. Through the hot summer the two women compete for the man.

Release Date: Premieres in competition at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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