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My Skinny Sister (15)


Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal.

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The critical consensus

If Lenken’s script occasionally veers into broad-strokes TV territory My Skinny Sister still marks her out as a promising new filmmaker.

****(*)Katherine McLaughlin, The List, 23/11/2015

The performances are good but the resolution is too smooth in this story of a girl who stumbles upon her idolised elder sister’s eating disorder.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 26/11/2015

It’s well worth seeking out.

*****Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 27/11/2015

An authoritative take on how a severe eating disorder affects a family.

****(*)Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 27/11/2015

A Swedish story of sisters bound by love, secrecy and jealousy is given insight and warmth by its director’s personal experience.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 29/11/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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