Cork Cine Club presents Your Sister’s Sister (USA), which The New York Times calls “a winner…poignant, witty, brilliantly written and acted,” on Thursday 7 February at 8pm in St. John’s Central College.
Still grief-stricken a year after his brother’s death, Jack (Mark Duplass) travels to a remote cabin off the coast of Seattle at the suggestion of his best friend, Iris (Emily Blunt), who thinks that he’ll benefit from the isolation. He arrives to find Iris’s sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), recovering from a bad breakup, and they quickly bond over their shared misery.
When Iris turns up to surprise Jack, she notes a new connection between him and her sister. What begins as a happy reunion soon deteriorates into a fractious encounter, the trio bouncing off one another amid misunderstandings, betrayals and secret affections.
Improvising much of the dialogue, the three actors are terrific, imbuing their complex, sometimes maddening characters with genuine heart. Shelton and her cast develop an idea initially conceived by Duplass into a funny, truthful story about sibling bonds, friendship, love and miscommunication.
Director: Lynn Shelton. USA, 2011. 90 minutes. Cert: 15A. Language: English
Other Cork Cine Club films to be shown in St. John’s Central College on Thursdays at 8pm areTABU (Portugal) on 21 February; 5 BROKEN CAMERAS (documentary – France, Israel, Palestine) on 28 February; BARBARA (Germany) on 7 March; SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN (documentary – UK) on 14 March; THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (Albania) on 21 March; THE GIANTS (Belgium) on 11 April; A SIMPLE LIFE (China) on 18 April.
Please note there are no films on 14 February,28 March or 4 April. Shorts may be shown before the feature film.
See www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook and Twitter for trailers, reviews and more. Tickets, €8.50/€7 (includes Cine Club membership), are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.
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