Sisters (first feature)

original title:

Masas

directed by:

cast:

Emma Skirmante, Gerda Aljena, Victoria Mayers-Gray, Bella Alexandras, Iveta Pole, Elita Klavina, Neil McGarry, Katrina Kreslina

screenplay:

cinematography:

Aleksandrs Grebnevs

set design:

Laura Dislere

costume design:

Sieglinde Michaeler

production:

Deep Sea Studios - Fenixfilm, Albolina Film, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Latvian National Film Centre, Eurimages, IDM Film Commission Südtirol

country:

Latvia/Italy

year:

2022

format:

colour

status:

In post-production (05/06/2021)

Anastasia (13) and Diana (11) are two sisters living in a Latvian orphanage. When they get to know that an American family is ready to adopt them, Diana cannot wait to move to the States, while Anastasia is less excited about the idea of leaving her home. When their estranged biological mother Alla is released from prison, Anastasia does everything to establish a relationship with her, but Alla and her new boyfriend have other plans. Anastasia has to make a crucial decision - to leave her biological mother behind and move to live in America, or to remain home in hopes of living with her real mother. Anastasia's decision is made even more difficult when she learns that her sister's fate will also depend on her choice, because the law states that two siblings cannot be split up.