Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Half-Sister
(Polsestra)

 

Year: 2019
Country: SLOVENIA, NORTH MACEDONIA, SERBIA
Run Time: 105 minutes

Half-Sister
Half-Sister
Half-Sister
Half-Sister

Irena and Neža are estranged half-sisters. They were never given the opportunity to bond because Irena’s father left her and her mother to pursue the relationship that produced Neža. Now an adult, Irena lives in Ljubljana—far from her childhood home and distant memories of her long-lost sister. But Irena’s pending divorce forces her home, seeking financial assistance. While visiting, Irena learns her sister is moving to Ljubljana to continue her studies and will stay in an apartment funded by their father. Irena sees an opportunity and proposes the two live together. Neža is hesitant but agrees after learning she has lost her scholarship and will need help paying utilities. The sisters enter the situation reluctantly but soon face challenging life circumstances that force them to repair their strained relationship. As they forge ahead and become more dependent on each other, they must reevaluate their relationship and repair emotional childhood wounds. HALF-SISTER follows two sisters working to overcome mistrust and form a healthy sibling bond as they face the world together. (In Slovenian with subtitles) — R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 6:15 PM ET

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 11:15 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Director

Director
Damjan Kozole

Producers
Danijel Hočevar

Screenwriting
Damjan Kozole, Urša Menart, Ognjen Sviličić

Cinematography
Miladin Čolaković

Editing
Jurij Moškon, Atanas Georgiev

Principal Cast
Urša Menart, Liza Marijina, Jurij Drevenšek, Peter Musevski, Anja Novak, Damjana Černe, Labina Mitevska, Urška Hlebec ‍

Print Source

Community Partners

Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia Cleveland

Slovenian National Home on Saint Clair Avenue

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