My Skinny Sister

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Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth and laughter.


Berlin Film Festival – Crystal Bear award for Best Film in Generation Kplus, Special Mention from the International Jury in Generation Kplus; Göteborg International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Nordic Film; Lecce Festival of European Cinema – Best Screenplay Award, Special FIPRESCI Award, Special Audience Award.

Sanna Lenken

Sanna Lenken was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1978. She graduated Film Directing with a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting at the Dramatiska institutet, the National Film School of Sweden 2009. She’s made several of prize winning short films and has directed Double Life a youth series in two seasons for Swedish Television. Her latest short film Eating Lunch premiered in competition at Gothenburg International Film Festival in 2013 followed by International Premiere at Berlinale Generation 14 plus competition and Tribeca. My Skinny Sister is her first feature film.