Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers


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Film Info
Original Title:Tottori! Sommeren Vi Var Alene
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Nextwave Global Features
Women & Film
Midnight Sun
Family Friendly
Women Directors
Best of Fest Encores
Release Year:2020
Runtime:78 min
Festivals & Awards:Mill Valley Film Festival 2020 - Family Films Audience Award
Print Source:m-appeal
Director:Silje Salomonsen
Arild Østin Ommundsen
Producer:Gary Cranner
Cinematographer:Arild Østin Ommundsen
Screenwriter:Silje Salomonsen
Arild Østin Ommundsen
Editor:Arild Østin Ommundsen
Reidar Ewing
Composer:Thomas Dybdahl
Principal Cast:Vega Østin
Bille Østin
Thomas Skjørestad
Ellen Ødegår
Mette Arnstad
Oddgeir Thune
Kristoffer Joner


Best of Fest Encores

Two Norwegian sisters are off on an overnight hiking trip with their free-spirited father in the woods. What could go wrong? When their daring dad takes an accidental tumble into a gorge, 5-year-old Bille and 9-year-old Vega must find their superpowers to save him.

Vega’s family is not perfect. Her mother is recovering from exhaustion in a hospital and her father is a little too carefree. Her little sister Billie dresses in fantasy costumes and is enthralled by make-believe, which can sometimes be annoying. Vega is wary; she too loves the magic of hiking in the forest but not without a measure of caution. After their father’s fall, Vega is forced to face down her fears and find the way back without him. Together, both sisters learn to rely on one another’s ingenuity and unique strengths; their superpowers. An epic adventure, this entertaining family drama set in the stunning Norwegian wilderness celebrates siblings, self-reliance, and the capacity of children to see adults’ flaws and love them for them. (Deb GIrdwood)

Recommended for ages 9+

Director Biography

Arild Ommundsen Born in 1969 in Stavanger, Norway, Arild Østin Ommundsen is a writer and director. His feature films include Mongoland (2001), Monsterthursday (2004), Rottenetter (2009), Knerten i knipe (2011), It’s Only Make Believe (Eventyrland) (2013), and Now It’s Dark (2018).

Silje Salomonsen Born in 1978 in Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway, Silje Salomonsen is an acclaimed theater and cinema actress and musician making her writing and directing debut with Sisters: The Summer We Found Our Superpowers (Tottori: Sommeren vi var alene) (2020).