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Min Homosyster

My Gay Sister

Meine Homoschwester

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Ten-year-old Cleo has a head full of questions: How can I tell if I'm in love with somebody? How do I know if I prefer boys or girls? Since her older sister began dating another girl, there are new, strange feelings stirring inside Cleo. During a trip to the Norwegian fjords, she broaches the subject with the young couple and is given some helpful advice.

Lia Hietala

Sweden / Norway 2017


15 min · Colour

recommendation: 11 years and up


Juliette Safavi (Cleo)
Tina Pourdavoy (Gabbi)
Erika A. Coleman (Majken)


Written and directed by
Lia Hietala
Director of Photography
Karin Stenwall
Lia Hietala, Karin Stenwall
Katharina Nuttall
Sound Design
Katharina Nuttall, Linus Andersson
Nathanael Gustin
Production Design
Lia Hietala, Karin Stenwall
Production Assistant
Maria Kirpichenko
Stefan Henriksson, Lia Hietala, Karin Stenwall
Håkon B. Toft
Toft Film, Tromsö


Lia Hietala

Born in 1993, she lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She worked as an assistant director before making her directorial debut with If I Say No, a short film which was selected to screen at the Tromsø International Film Festival. In 2016 she received a scholarship from the Nordnorsk Filmsenter to develop her second short. She is currently working on her third short film and is also developing a feature film.

Filmography (short films)

2016 If I Say No 2017 Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister)

Produced by

New Stories AB
Stockholm, Sweden
+46 70 7817092