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Half-Sister (Polsestra)

Directed by Damjan Kozole

  • Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia 2019; 105 min
  • Original version: Slovenian, Albanian
  • Genre: Drama


Half-sisters who were never that close are forced by circumstance to share a flat in Ljubljana.

Director's Statement

This film talks about people who are incapable of showing affection. The way we communicate with others always expresses our desires, fears and frustrations. When we do this in an arrogant, aggressive way, we are often concealing our own vulnerability. This is a film about two women who want nothing to do with each other and deny any similarity between them. At the end, though, they uncover what they are both refusing to understand. A few years ago, I found myself in an unexpected situation, I had to confront with the possibility that there could be somebody who shares my blood of whom I wasn’t aware of. This confused and strange feeling sparked the story about two grumpy and stubborn, but good and vulnerable women, who barely know each other. They hate each other but, in reality, have no idea why. I have always been fascinated by people who, because of their feelings or beliefs, are ready to let go of everything and start a new life from scratch. Sometimes things don’t always work out the way we had hoped or wanted.



    Danijel Hočevar