category Focus: The Caucasus

V.O.

Swedish

subtitles

Romanian, English

Original Title

Blodssystrar

full program

18 March, 18:00, Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

19 March, 16:00, Union

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

synopsis

Twins Julia and Johanna arrived in Malmö, Sweden, from Azerbaijan. Inseparable and filled with youthful energy, the two at first appear to be mere immigrants from a motherland that is very different from their host country. But Julia and Johanna carry with them unspeakable emotional baggage: they were both abused as children. At night, they hold each other tight to shield themselves from nightmares. During the daytime, they walk around connected by invisible symbiotic threads. But their connection is tested when Julia decides to get married, opening up unforeseen questions: who are they without each other? What is left when your identity is traumatized by both abuse and uprooting? Are we stronger together or on our own?

awards and festivals

2016 - PRIX EUROPA, Germany 

2015 - Hot Docs, Canada 
2015 - Nordic Panorama, Sweden 
2015 - DMZ Docs, South Korea

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