„SISTER OF MINE” TO BE SHOWN AT BEST OF IDFA TOUR
Awarded at IDFA Amsterdam, Mariusz Rusinski's short film has been included in the Best of IDFA Tour 2024 programme, meaning the title will be screened in more than 50 Dutch cinemas.
The Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival is the largest and one of the most important documentary festivals in the world. Each year it attracts more than 280,000 spectators, including more than 3000 documentary industry insiders, and the films screened at IDFA often become festival favourites further down the line. Last year's edition took place on 8–19 November.
During the Best of IDFA Tour, only four films awarded at the festival are screened in Dutch cinemas. One of them is Sister of Mine by Mariusz Rusiński. The title won the IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary.
The film follows Zuzia, an artistically gifted and very sensitive teenager struggling with drug addiction. Her brother, the film's director, decides to take a closer look at the family to understand what might have actually led to this situation. This is not only a story about recovery, but also about how much the relationships within a family influence the specific decisions of its members. The director directs the lens of the camera at his loved ones in their most intimate moments and tries to capture the flashpoints and sources of conflict and lack of mutual understanding.
Read more about the screenings here.