Beloved Sisters (Die geliebten Schwestern)
Lark TheatreFri, Oct 10, 2014 7:00 PM Not Available
Rafael 3Sun, Oct 12, 2014 12:00 PM Not Available
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:170
Director:Dominik Graf
Producer:Uschi Reich
Screenwriter:Dominik Graf
Cinematographer:Michael Wiesweg
Editor:Barbara Buhl
Bettina Ricklefs
Katja Kirchen
Andreas Schreitmüller
Heinrich Mis
Cast:Hannah Herzsprung
Florian Stetter
Henriette Confurius
Claudia Messner
Ronald Zehrfeld
Maja Maranow
Print Source:Music Box Films
Note Writer:Peter L. Stein

In this sumptuous costume drama set in late-18th-century Germany, two aristocratic sisters find themselves drawn inexorably to the young Sturm und Drang poet Friedrich Schiller and daringly forge a lifelong secret triangle. When younger sister Charlotte von Lengefeld first meets Schiller in 1788, he is a penniless dramatist whose early controversial writings-and penury-render him an unsuitable husband. But Charlotte and her married sister Caroline discover an intoxicating kinship with Schiller and his Romantic ideals of universal knowledge and the transformational power of literature. The sisters’ pact of loyalty to each other and Schiller is tested as their private intrigues-revealed through a clever, and cleverly filmed, exchange of coded letters-unfold against a backdrop of revolutionary Europe at the violent dawn of democracy. Gorgeous period details, breathtaking sylvan landscapes, and a refreshingly modern sensibility animate this speculative drama based loosely on historical events.


Additional Information

In July 2010, Dominik Graf received the Schwabing Art Prize. His feature film DREILEBEN and documentary "Avalanches of Memory" both premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2010 and 2011. DREILEBEN won him his tenth Adolf Grimme Prize 2012. Graf's TV movie "The Invisible Girl" premiered at the Hof Film Festival in 2011 and scored high ratings on ZDF 12. Over 9 million viewers saw his hotly-debated "Scene of the Crime" episode "From the Depths of Time" on ARD in the Fall of 2013. Dominik Graf's latest project is "The Dead Rich" for BR.