Cookie settings

We use several types of cookies on this website to provide you with an optimal online experience, to increase the user-friendliness of our portal and to constantly improve our communication with you. You can decide which categories you want to allow and which you do not want to allow (see "Custom settings" for more information).
Name Usage Duration
privacylayerStatus Agreement Cookie hint1 year
Name Usage Duration
_gaGoogle Analytics2 years
_gidGoogle Analytics1 day
_gatGoogle Analytics1 minute
_galiGoogle Analytics30 seconds
Menu
26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021

My Little Sister


Original title: Sestrenka
German title: Schwesterchen
Trailer
95 min
Children´s Film
2020
2019
Russia
from 9 years
2020 | German Premiere
Direction: Alexander Galibin

SCHLINGEL Year

2020 | Children´s Film


Additional Information
Production
Motor Film Studija

Jamil lives with his mother and grandmother in a small Bashkir village. At just six years of age, he confidently and independently lends his family a helping hand. He is hoping and longingly waiting for his father to return from the war. Jamil would also love to be a hero who fights against the Nazis. Together with his best friend Marat, he makes plans for them to go to the front together to help their fathers. But until then, Jamil has to be content with the letters the postwoman occasionally brings them. One day Jamil’s mother unexpectedly travels to the far away city and brings a strange girl home. Reserved and jumpy little Oksana does not speak a word and prefers to spend her time in the safe house. With a lot of patience and empathy Jamil tries to teach Oksana his language and encourages his “little sister” to play. As time passes, the shy girl opens up. The war is over at last, but Jamil’s father simply does not return. Finally the boy finds out the bitter truth about Oksana’s origins ...