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Twin Sisters
Twin Sisters
Twin Sisters
Bliźniaczki / Tvillingsøstrene
dir. Mona Friis Bertheussen, Norway, 2013, 58 mins
Section: Intimate Stories  ·  Competition: Magic Hour Award
Screening times
May 15 17:00, Kinoteka 7
May 16 16:00, Kinoteka 7
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About the film

In 2003, the infant Chinese twin sisters Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box. They ended up in an orphanage and were put up for adoption, at which time the authorities apparently decided that it was a good idea to separate them, and to keep silent about the fact that they were twins. “Twin Sisters” tells their story from the perspective of both sets of adoptive parents: one from Sacramento, California, the other from a tiny village in picturesque Norway. Through a series of coincidences that they later attribute to fate, the parents meet each other during the adoption procedure in China and launch an investigation that reveals the little girls are sisters. They grow up with the knowledge that they each have a twin sister living on the other side of the world, and although their lives are very different and language is a barrier, the bond between them grows deeper. When the girls are eight, the American Mia and her parents go to Norway. Together with their amazed parents, we observe the girls in action. They not only look and act alike, but they are unmistakably and inextricably connected to one another.


Reżyseria/Directed by: Mona Friis Bertheussen
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Hallgrim Haug
Produkcja/Production: Mona Friis Bertheussen; Moment Film

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