Two sisters (who are not sisters), two pregnancies, a two-seater car, a beauty queen, a poodle. The election of a second fascist - this time in Brazil. A crime thriller without a crime, Deux soeurs… unfolds like a dream. Based on an original screenplay by Gertrude Stein. Casting an intimate network of the directors friends and influences as its principle actors, from renowned New York school poet Alice Notley to educator Diocouda Diaoune and playing on Stein's interest in autobiography and repetition, Deux souers is simultaneously an abstract thriller and a collective portrait. An exploration of inheritance, responsibility, ethics and futurity. Shot on 16mm anamorphic by friend and filmaker Ben Rivers and featuring an original soundtrack by British composer Laurence Crane.
Premiered at Directors Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival, 2019