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Hannah and Her “Sisters”: Ida Engvoll Toplines Mika Gustafson’s Fiction Feature Debut

Hannah and Her “Sisters”: Ida Engvoll Toplines Mika Gustafson’s Fiction Feature Debut

It’s Swedish female filmmaker day here on the site. Isabella Carbonell is headed to Venice with Dogborn and Mika Gustafson is about to set sail with Sisters – a feature debut that will incorporate non-professionals with the newly cast Ida Engvoll toplining and leading the pack. Three young sisters live alone as their mother keeps disappearing for long periods of time. When social services demand a meeting, oldest sister Laura (Engvoll) must find someone to play their mom to avoid them being placed in foster care and split up. Variety reports that Sisters will move into production fairly soon with producer Nima Yousefi aiming to get this ready for next year’s Cannes. This is a co-production including the folks at Italy’s Intramovies, Denmark’s Toobox and Finland’s Tuffi Films. This is not to be confused with Ariane Labed’s project also going by the same title. Gustafson’s previous feature (Silvana – Väck mig när ni vaknat) was a docu portrait on a Swedish artist.

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 1976 (Manuela Martelli), Godland (Hlynur Pálmason), Corsage (Marie Kreutzer), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen).

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