11 March 2013 4:04 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Ursula Meier's sophomore feature, Sister (L'enfant d'en haut, 2011), is one of those all too infrequent examples of well-handled, powerful and emotionally-charged drama, with tremendous performances from the young Kacey Mottet Klein and Léa Seydoux. Opening in a ski resort high in the Swiss Alps we find a young boy, Simon (Klein), dexterously pilfering skis and equipment to sell in the industrial town further down the mountain. Living with his sister, Louise (Seydoux), Simon has had to grow up fast. As Simon manages to make a living through selling stolen goods to his similarly aged peers, he rarely has the opportunity to indulge in childish pleasures.

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