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Beloved Sisters © 2014 Curious Film
Beloved Sisters
Die geliebten Schwestern

DRAMA, HISTORY, ROMANCE, LITERATURE // 140 Min. // 2014 // M*
DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY: Dominik Graf
CAST: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner, Anne Schäfer
Germany in the late 18th century. Two beautiful, aristocratic sisters meet a young man who is infatuated by both of them. The man is none other than the writer, playwright, philosopher and hothead Friedrich Schiller, whose career has just begun. Both sisters long for love, but only one, Charlotte, is free. Neither noble nor wealthy, Schiller is no match for Charlotte, whose mother wants her to make a “good” marriage. Yet in the wake of the social and political upheavals rocking France on the eve of the Revolution, new forms of cohabitation emerge. Tension mounts between the sisters, however, who have always loved each other dearly and shared all their secrets and desires. Though Schiller delicately tends to the needs and wishes of his two mistresses, the sisters’ own pact seems increasingly like an elusive dream...
www.senator.de/movie/die-geliebten-schwestern FESTIVALS: Berlinale 2014 (In Competition), New York 2014, Chicago 2014, Vancouver 2014
AWARDS: Bavarian Film Award 2014 (Best Cinematography)

*M – MATURE THEMES, SEX SCENES AND NUDITY

Dominik Graf was born in Munich in 1952 and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. His graduation film Der kostbare Gast received the Bavarian Film Award. He has alternated regularly between TV and film productions, many of which have been presented at international film festivals. His most successful feature films include A Map of the Heart (2001), The Red Cockatoo (2005), and Dreileben – Don’t follow me around (Dreileben – Komm mir nicht nach, 2011).