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.