My Brother, My Love

Drama
Love & Sex
| 114
German (Switzerland)
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Lena is in love with her brother and can't help it. At the same time she withdraws more and more from the world. Lena (16) feels more attracted to her brother Noah than is usual between siblings. She tries to distract herself with Noah's friend Enis. But the impossible love becomes an obsession. She loses herself in daydreams and soon lives more in her imagination than in the real world. Finally she struggles to confess her love to her brother. But the brother rejects her in horror. For Lena, a journey into the unknown begins. The boundaries between reality and wishful thinking become blurred in a sophisticated narrative structure, visually congenially realized. Only Lena's perspective and her thoughts carry this extraordinary work. - NZZ