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Generation Kplus

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’ · Colour

recommendation: 11 years and up


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


Written and Directed by
Lia Hietala
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 Stockholm in 1993. For her first short film, If I Say No, she received a scholarship from the Norwegian Nordnorsk film centre. Min Homosyster screened in the 2017 Generation section and won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film. She is a student of fine art at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.

Filmography (short films)

2016 If I Say No · If I Say No; short film 2017 Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister) · Min Homosyster (My Gay Sister); short film, Generation 2020 Always Amber; documentary, Panorama

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

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