11/21/2023 05:15 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Panama/Chile 2023 80 min Original version with German and English subtitles
Local premiere

by Kattia G. Zúñiga

Script: Kattia G. Zúñiga, DoP: Alejo Crisóstomo, Editor: Andrea Chignoli, Music: Michelle Blades, Producers: Alejo Crisóstomo, Isabella Gálvez Peñafiel, Kattia G. Zúñiga, Said Isaac, Production: Mente Pública, Ceibita Films, Cast: Ariana Chaves Gavilán, Cala Rossel Campos, Gabriela Man, Fernando Bonilla
Summer vacation. Two sisters, Marina (17) and Luna (14), travel from Costa Rica to Panama to look for their absent father. While dealing with frictions that arise between them, they find space to explore their desires, new friendships, lovers, and skateboarding, on a journey toward emancipation where they discover the joy of the simple act of hanging out. An intimate and tender tale of sisterhood in the urban tropics, with a deep portrayal of colorful teenage life.

“SISTER & SISTER is a story that, with the spontaneity of adolescence, navigates issues surrounding growing up, sexuality and family, and in the end, the characters discover that recognizing each other as sisters is more important than reuniting or not with their father.” (Kattia G. Zúñiga)

Costa Rican and Panamanian, Kattia G. Zúñiga holds a degree in physical therapy and graduated as a dancer from the Danza Abierta program at the University of Costa Rica. Afterwards, she worked as a producer and starred in various audiovisual projects. Furthermore, she directed, wrote and produced the short films ES CECILIA (2012) and COSAS QUE NO SE ROMPEN (2017). SISTER & SISTER is her feature-film debut.

Filmography (selection): 2012 ES CECILIA, 2017 COSAS QUE NO SE ROMPEN (both short films), 2023 SISTER & SISTER

Awards (selection): Golden Biznaga for Best Iberoamerican Film (Malaga Spanish Film Festival, Spain 2023), Grand Jury Prize in National Competition and Signis Award for Best Film (Santiago International Film Festival, Chile 2023)

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