A young boy from the backblocks steals from nearby ski-fields to make ends meet for his older sister
Twelve-year-old Simon lives with his flighty older sister Louise (Lea Seydoux) near the ski-fields of Switzerland. Sharing a grubby apartment and with no sign of any parents, the two live from the spoils of Simon’s trips to the mountain, where he pilfers from wealthy holiday makers. As Christmas approaches and Louise becomes increasingly irresponsible, Simon must use his steadfast determination and guile to save their relationship. With two exceptional performances, Director Ursula Meier is able to focus her story on the world of the youngsters, exploring where the boundaries of adulthood lie.
Silver Bear – Berlin Film Festival.
Screenings at Berlin and Taipei Film Festivals.