L'enfant d'en haut
Director: Ursula Meier

Switzerland, France, 2012, drama, 97 min, french with english and lithuanian subtitles, V

12-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives in an industrial valley below a luxury ski resort, together with his jobless sister, Louise (Léa Seydoux). Every day, he takes the ski-lift to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from the rich tourists to resell to the local kids below. As he partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, Simon loses his boundaries, which affects the relationship with his sister. Confronted with a truth they had both been escaping, Simon seeks refuge up above. Warm, moving and poetic drama “Sister” tells the story of child who wants to go up in the world, in every sense of the term, he’s seeking physical, social and financial elevation.


2012 – Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival (Germany).
2012 – Five Lakes Film Award at the Five Lakes Film Festival (Germany).
2012 – Marburg Camera Award (Germany) for cinematographer Agnès Godard.
2012 – Luciano Emmer Critics Award at the Trento Film Festival (Italy).

Section: Retrospektyva

Screenplay: Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier, Gilles Taurand

Dir. of Photography: Agnès Godard

Music: John Parish

Cast: Kacey Mottet Klein, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson, Jean-François Stévenin