Sisters / Soeurs

Date & Time: Thursday September 2nd / 8.30pm (Opening night film) & Friday September 3rd / 3.30pm

Location: The Gate Cinema

Details: Yamina Benguigui / 2020 / 100 mins

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Rachida Brakni, Maïwenn

Synopsis: The relationship of three sisters is shaken when Zorah (Isabelle Adjani), decides to write a play based on the events of their Franco-Algerian childhood which have haunted them all their lives. The search for their young brother, kidnapped by their father, takes a turn when they discover their father is dying. Returning to modern day Algeria, they face their own and their family’s past. The sisters have no choice but to put their differences aside. The three stars of French cinema, Adjani, Brakni and Maïwenn deliver towering performances, in this powerful drama. A film about family, relationships and recovery – and also a testament to the power of art to transform.

“Adjani’s return to cinema is a real pleasure. The three actresses deliver impeccable performances in this film that asks questions about identity and culture, and the legacy of family disaster” – Bulles de Culture.