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‘My Gay Sister’ wins at the Berlin Film Festival

Over the weekend the winners of the Berlin Film Festival were announced, and Lia Hietala’s short film My Gay Sister won a Teddy Award for Best Short.

The short film follows three girls: Majken, who has known she is a lesbian since the age of seven; Gabbi, who has just discovered she also likes girls; and Gabbi’s ten-year-old sister, Cleo. But who is Cleo in love with? Is it a boy or a girl?

Lia Hietala has previously directed the short If I Say No (2016) and is currently working on her third short film and a feature.

Here’s an interview with Lia from the festival:

Photo: Karin Stenwall

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.