Short-Term Sister

    • Philipp Lippert
    • Germany
    • 73 min
    • World Premiere
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    Philipp and Vanessa are siblings, although somehow not: The two grew up as peers – until the moment when Vanessa disappears from Philipp's life. At that time, he is six years old. Philipp, who is now an adult, doesn't know any details. Vanessa, who came as a foster child, was given away after two and a half years.

    Seventeen years after Vanessa left, Philipp follows the traces of his family history. In his search, Philipp encounters the trauma of his mother and father, the (self-)accusations and evasions of the family, fear of criticism from external parties – and, finally, Vanessa herself.


    Philipp Lippert
    Johannes Middelbeck for DRIVE beta
    Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)
    Involved TV Channel
    Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)


    World Sales
    Johannes Middelbeck for DRIVE beta
    Festival Handling
    Philipp Lippert

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    73 minutes, 50 minutes, 45 minutes, 3x25 minutes miniseries
    Spoken languages

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