Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Franz and Lilly run their father's cattle farm together. While Franz is perfectly happy with his life as a cowboy, Lilly dreams of a bigger life. That's when she meets Chris, a musician, with whom she starts a romantic affair. Franz will certainly be jealous, but neither of the siblings expects to get into a serious fight which threatens to split them up for good. Tom Sommerlatte's DARLING. SISTER is a down-to-earth cinematic ballad that celebrates the profound relationship between siblings.

tags: Family, Love, Nature, Feature film, Animal

Cast: Sebastian Fräsdorf, Karin Hanczewski, Wolfgang Packhäuser, Jenny Schily, Godehard Giese


Screenplay: Tom Sommerlatte

Director of Photography: Willi Böhm

Film Editor: Anna Kappelmann

Production Designer: Babett Klimmeck

Costume Design: René Venghaus

Sound: Claudio Demel, Tobias Scherer, Bernhard Leimbrock

Producer: Iris Sommerlatte

Production Company: Osiris Media GmbH

Distributor: Kinostar Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Tom Sommerlatte


Tom Sommerlatte was born in Germany in 1985. He studied acting at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig. Subsequently, he starred in several international productions for TV and cinema, ranging from Spike Lee's World War II drama MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA (2008), Giorgio Dritti's film THE MAN WHO WILL COME (2009), and the French feature BELLE & SEBASTIAN by Nicolas Vanier. Several short works gave him experience in directing and scriptwriting, enabling him to be self-taught. His short film AUF DEN HUND GEKOMMEN (2014) premiered at the short film competition at the 35th Filmfest Max Ophüls Preis. In summer 2014 he filmed his feature debut IM SOMMER WOHNT ER UNTEN, which was invited to be the opening film of the Perspective section at the 65th Berlinale and was nominated for the First Feature Award. Variety called him one of "10 Europeans to Watch". In 2017, Sommerlatte acted as an advisor to Martin Wölffer's production of the theater adaptation of IM SOMMER WOHNT ER UNTEN. DARLING. SISTER is his second feature-length film.