Three sisters living in an ancient city known for its toxic lead factory strive to break free from their past and get something more out of life in this darkly comic family drama. In a ...
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Three sisters living in an ancient city known for its toxic lead factory strive to break free from their past and get something more out of life in this darkly comic family drama. In a fractured landscape where communism and capitalism have both failed, virginal 27-year-old Afrodita lives in a modest home with her twin sister Sapho and their older sibling Slavica. Afrodita has remained mute ever since her mother walked out on the family and her father died, and Sapho is a promiscuous handball player whose many conquests fail to provide personal fulfillment. Slavica is a 35-year-old recovering drug addict whose radiant beauty can't make up for the fact that she is perceived by many as damaged goods. If only Afrodita and Sapho could find their lonely sibling a suitable mate who could also stand as the family breadwinner, perhaps they could take the tentative first steps toward escaping their noxious hometown.
Macedonia's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »
One of the best films this year, amazing!
One of the best films this year, amazing! I have just seen it in Berlin, very powerful. Good story, excellent acting, I especially liked the youngest sister's performance. The film made me think, I saw in in the first day of the Berlinale, and still stays with me. The director's vision I found most original, poetic and the story is beautifully told. I believe a new Balkan cinema is on the rise and i expect a lot from the region. This film has shown another side of what we usually expect and see from the Balkans, it does not use the usual clichés and provides the spectator with an amazing experience and a ride to remember. if you have a chance go and see this film!
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