Berlin: M-appeal Picks Up ‘Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based sales agent M-appeal has picked up Norwegian children’s film “Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers,” ahead of the European Film Market in Berlin, where it will screen.

The film, an uplifting and empowering story about sisterhood, is directed by Silje Salomonsen and Arild Østin Ommundsen, who are a married couple, and stars their daughters, Vega and Billie Østin.

The humorous adventure story is set in the beautiful Norwegian countryside, and features the music of Thomas Dybdahl, recorded by the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.

The film follows 9-year-old Vega and her wild 5-year-old sister Billie as they go on an overnight outdoor hike in the Norwegian woods with their dad. The trip is full of happy moments until their dad twists his ankle. Unable to move he asks Vega and Billie to get help. Initially the girls feel lost, but after several magical encounters in the woods, they embrace the mission.

Østin Ommundsen has a written and directed seven feature films, among them “It’s Only Make Believe” (2013) and the Sundance film “Monsterthursday” (2005). He is the recipient of the Aamot award for an outstanding contribution to Norwegian cinema.

Popular on Variety

Salomonsen is an actress known for her performances in “Monsterthursday” (2005), “Now It’s Dark” (2018), and “99% Honest” (2019). “Sisters” is her debut as a director.

The producer is Gary Cranner for Chezville. He is a frequent collaborator of Østin Ommundsen, and has done his three last films through Chezville, the production company they own together. His most recent films are “Now It’s Dark” (2018) and the upcoming co-production “The Penultimate.” He is the recipient of the Norwegian Academy’s Kanon award for best producer for his work on “It’s Only Make Believe” (2013).

More Film

  • 'Charlatan' Review: Agnieszka Holland Shows Faith

    'Charlatan': Film Review

    At several points in “Charlatan,” the camera looks glossily on as our protagonist holds small bottles of amber liquid to the light, academically scrutinizing their contents as they beam a light golden glow onto his features: an effect both ennobling and almost romantic. The man is Jan Mikolášek, a famous Czech herbalist and healer with [...]

  • Toho Cinemas at Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

    Japanese Cinemas To Refund Tickets in Virus Response

    In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Japanese film industry has begun to delay releases, close theaters and refund ticket purchases. The releases of the new “Doraemon” and “Jimaro” feature animations targeted at kids out of school for the spring break, have been delayed. The former was scheduled to open March 6, the latter on [...]

  • Blood on Her Name

    Film Review: ‘Blood on Her Name’

    In the opening moments of “Blood on Her Name,” an arrestingly twisty and suspenseful Southern noir thriller in the tradition of “One False Move,” we’re introduced to Leigh, the working-class protagonist played by Bethany Anne Lind, with a jarring close-up that is at once explicit and ambiguous. Her face is battered, her breathing is labored, [...]

  • Liev Schreiber Broadway

    Film News Roundup: Liev Schreiber Joins Will Smith's Tennis Drama 'King Richard'

    In today’s film news roundup, Liev Schreiber and retired pro footballer Vernon Davis score roles, Jason Blum will speak at his alma mater, Irish drama “Rialto” finds a U.S. distributor and “1917” hits a box office milestone. CASTINGS Liev Schreiber will portray tennis coach Paul Cohen in Warner Bros.’ “King Richard” opposite Will Smith. Reinaldo [...]

  • AMC theater

    AMC Entertainment Reports Mixed Fourth-Quarter Results

    AMC Entertainment has reported mixed fourth-quarter results, which saw revenues rise 2.4% to $1.45 billion, despite a 4.4% drop in U.S. attendance to 62.3 million. The exhibitor, owned by Dalian Wanda Group, announced a fourth-quarter loss of $13.5 million, compared to a year-earlier profit of $170.6 million, due to $84.3 million of expense related to [...]

  • 'Straight Up' Review: James Sweeney's Gay

    'Straight Up': Film Review

    There’s a tradition in movies, as vital as a hypnotic action scene or a swooning love scene, of dialogue so witty and nimble and rapid-fire that it comes at you like something out of a stylized dream. I first encountered that brand of high-velocity verbal jousting in “A Hard Day’s Night,” and later on in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content