I’ve been waiting for a trailer for Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister since we first told you about it back in January. The film was a hit at its TIFF world premiere last fall and at Sundance where it received a standing ovation, but still left without distribution. I’m pleased to announce that IFC Films has picked it up.
It stars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel’s Getting Married) who reportedly replaced Rachel Weisz after she dropped out due to ‘scheduling conflicts’.
The film tells the tale of Iris (Blunt) who invites her friend Jack (Mark Duplass-one half of the directing team of the Duplass brothers, and the director’s husband) to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother (and Iris’ ex.) At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah (DeWitt), Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Awkward! Anyone who’s ever had a best friend of the opposite sex or had an encounter with a sibling (or other relative – I don’t judge) of a best friend of either sex was probably squirming in their chair. The story is in capable hands all around and I have no doubt the rest of the dialogue will ring as true as the trailer. I do hope however, that the next time I see DeWitt she gets to do something other than be someone’s sister.
Your Sister’s Sister is slated to open the Seattle International Film Festival at the end of May and will get a limited US release on June 15 and 29th June in the UK.