Permeable Boundaries: The Films of Ursula Meier
With her first theatrically released feature, the 2008 Isabelle Huppert vehicle Home, French Swiss director and screenwriter Ursula Meier established herself as a filmmaker with a singular ability to describe complicated family dynamics and the delicate relationship between environment and psychology. A rural utopia threatened by a new highway in Home; a housing project in a luxe ski resort in Sister; a family home surrounded by a do-not-cross boundary in The Line—Meier explores the strange energy and dramatic potential of liminal settings in her boundary-obsessed films, which can’t be fenced in by simple description.
In collaboration and with the support of SWISS FILMS.
A deceptively simple story starring Isabelle Huppert, which, as lensed by the great Agnès Godard, takes on the enchanted air of a modern-day fable.
Enormously empathetic, deeply moving, and entirely free of sentimental cheats, Sister offers an intimate depiction of destitution amidst decadence, so vivid that you can almost feel the slushy chill.