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"Exploring the volatile intersections between sisterhood, eating disorders and gender-driven body issues, Swedish writer-director Sanna Lenken's debut feature breathes warmth and humor." – Hollywood Reporter

Twelve-year-old Stella wants to be just like her older sister, a talented figure skater with a bright future ahead of her. Their relationship is filled with the usual playing and fighting of all sibling bonds, but it's also troubled by a secret. When Stella discovers that Katja's slender frame is the result of anorexia and bulimia, she's worried, but blackmailed into keeping it to herself.

An insightful story inspired by director Sanna Lenken's own experience, and enacted by a terrific young cast, My Skinny Sister offers an honest take on sibling love, as well as a sensitive look at a rarely touched upon topic.

Winner of the Crystal Bear for best youth film at Berlinale and the audience choice award at the 2015 Göteborg International Film Festival.

MIFF recommends ages 13+

All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Australian Classification Board. Next Gen screenings are open to all ages, but people under the age of 15 must attend in the company of an adult guardian.