Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers

Norway, 2020, 77 min.

Director

Silje Salomonsen,
Arild Østin Ommundsen

Producer

Gary Cranner

Scenario

Silje Salomonsen,
Arild Østin Ommundsen

Rights Holder

m-appeal

DOP

Arild Østin Ommundsen

Cast

Vega Østin, Billie Østin, Thomas Skjørestad, Nina Ellen Ødegård, Oddgeir Thune, Mette Arnstad, Kristoffer Joner

Production

Chezville

Vega (9) and her wild sister Billie (5) are going on an overnight outdoors hike in the Norwegian woods. The anticipated trip is full of sweet adventures and happy moments until Dad falls into a mountain crack and twists his ankle. Unable to move he asks Vega and Billie to get help. Initially girls feel lost but after several magical and mysterious encounters in the woods, they embrace the mission! They face bravely their fears, discover their superpowers and find strength in the sisterhood!

HONORS
2020 Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience (Germany) – MDR Special Award
2020 Cinekid Festival (The Netherlands) – Official selection
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Silje Salomonsen - 1

Silje Salomonsen

Silje Salomonsen is a debut director, and has a background in acting, playing the lead in “It's Only Make Believe” and “Now It’s Dark” in addition to Jannicke S. Jacobsen’s “The Domestique”.

Arild Østin Ommundsen - 1

Arild Østin Ommundsen

Arild Østin Ommundsen debuted in feature films with comedy hit “Mongoland” in 2001 and followed with surf drama «Monsterthursday» (Sundance, 2005). “It's Only Make Believe” (2013) was nominated for ten national film awards and “Now It’s Dark” (2018) confirmed his standing as one of the most interesting auteurs in Scandinavia.

Selected filmography

2001 Mongoland

2005 Monsterthursday

2013 It's Only Make Believe

2018 Now It’s Dark