On behalf of Music Box Films, you are cordially invited to a screening of BELOVED SISTERS, acclaimed German director Dominic Graf’s sumptuous film about rebellious poet Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter) and the two penniless aristocratic sisters who, together, experience an unforgettable period which will eventually bind them forever. BELOVED SISTERS, Germany’s official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, will have its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 30 and October 1 and is scheduled to open in New York (Lincoln Plaza Cinema) and Los Angeles on December 24, 2014.
Actress Hannah Herzsprung will be available for interviews in New York on September 30 and October 1
In the summer of 1788, rebellious poet Friedrich Schiller and unhappily married Caroline von Beulwitz and her shy sister Charlotte von Lengefeld take seriously their oath to share everything – even the author of ‘The Robbers’. Schiller marries Charlotte so they may pursue their ménage à trois under the guise of convention. Caroline, whose novel is published anonymously by Schiller, leaves her husband. The fragile equilibrium of their love triangle becomes unhinged when she gets pregnant but Schiller is determined to fight for both sisters.
Acclaimed German director Dominik Graf (A Map of the Heart) does not focus on Schiller, the wild and brilliant dramatist, but instead examines the eternal question: is it possible to live out an unconventional form of love? The cultural hub that was Weimar, the development of letterpress printing and the French revolution provide the backdrop of this passionate and unusual love story.