Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick

A very personal debut work by the young Norwegian director Franciska Eliassen about a generation that has grown up in the wake of climate crisis, Corona, terrorist threats and financial crisis.
(Original with English subtitles)

A Film by Franciska Eliassen
Drama, Norway 2022, 80 mins, Original with English subtitles

In a small town in northern Norway, Eira is trying to step out of the shadow of her talented and rebellious older sister Vera. But something has been happening to Vera lately. To understand it, Eira begins to read her diary. She immerses herself in Vera’s universe of mythology and hope for a more beautiful world. But her diary reveals a darkness that confuses Eira.

What lies ahead for us and the sisters in the film if we continue as we are? We predict a future that may not be a future at all. The hope is that Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick can contribute to the discussion about changing our lifestyles, about the value of investing in community, care, nature and culture.

Franciska Eliassen

Franciska Eliassen was born in Norway in 1997. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Oslo. In her work she primarily explores the themes of ecofeminism, geopolitics and our relationship with nature, as is also evident in her debut.

Den siste våren. Director & Screenplay: Franciska Eliassen – Cinematography: Henrik Lande Andersen – Editor: Franciska Eliassen – Starring Keira LaHart, Ruby Dagnall, Kristine Moltu, John Inge Johansen.