: Marco CarmelCast
: Evelin HaGoel, Reymond Amsalem, Moshe IvgyAwards
: Best Actress, Supporting Actress (Israeli Academy)Duration
: 91 minsLanguage
Banished from the family for marrying an Arab fisherman and blamed for the early death of their mother, the beautiful Marie dies from a broken heart.
Wracked with guilt, the sour and superstitious Rahma, who had not spoken to Marie for more than 20 years, tries to make peace with the past and her own anger as the ghost of her sister searches for her final resting place.
Set in an impoverished town in present-day Israel, Marco Carmel’s feature, based on an old folk tale, centres on a curious story of emotional and sexual attraction between two sisters, two husbands and a ghost of the past.
Blending superstition and magical realism, My Lovely Sister is a poignant melodrama of sibling rivalry and reconciliation among a family of Jewish immigrants from Morocco.