‘Sister’ flies Swiss flag for Oscar nom

Meier's social drama examines poverty in Switzerland

BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar.

The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order to survive.

Co-produced by Zurich-based Vega Film and Paris’ Archipel 35, the French-language “Sister” won a special runner-up Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. The film has already sold to distribs in 14 EU countries.

“Sister” is also on the list of films recommended for nomination for the European Film Awards, which will be presented in Malta on Dec. 1.

Meier’s debut, “Home,” won the Swiss Film Prize for best film in 2009 and was also selected as Switzerland’s entry for the foreign Oscar, but did not get nominated.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the foreign language film Oscar nominees on Jan. 10. The Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24.

More Film

  • 'Dark Knight' Changed Movies, and the

    Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Changed Movies, and the Oscars, Forever

    BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar. The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order […]

  • Boy Erased Trailer

    Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe Send Lucas Hedges to Gay Conversion Therapy in 'Boy Erased'

    BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar. The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order […]

  • Ron Satlof

    Ron Satlof, Veteran TV Director, Dies at 79

    BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar. The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order […]

  • Wolf-Kasteler Promotes Graehme Morphy, Annick Muller

    Wolf Kasteler Promotes Graehme Morphy, Annick Muller (EXCLUSIVE)

    BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar. The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order […]

  • Comic Con Hall H Panel Gender

    Comic-Con: Why Is Hall H Still Lacking in Female Panelists?

    BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar. The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order […]

  • Dwayne JohnsonLegendary and Universal Pictures' Present

    Don't Blame Dwayne Johnson for 'Skyscraper's' Underwhelming Debut

    BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar. The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order […]

  • Millarworld Comics in Development at Netflix

    Millarworld Film Adaptations in Development at Netflix With Ted Melfo, Neal Moritz

    BERLIN — Switzerland has submitted Ursula Meier’s “L’enfant d’en haut” (Sister) as its contender for foreign-language film Oscar. The pic, starring Lea Seydoux (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) and Kacey Mottet Klein, centers on a poor 12-year-old boy and with his teen sister who steal from wealthy tourists at a swanky ski resort in order […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content