Story of abandonment and discovery, of silence and of sharing, of how fate has shaped the lives of three women and of how their efforts have changed their lives. One day, six-year-old Shelly followed her classmate Sian home from school. They grew up like sisters.
Thirty years later Shelly discovers that she has a biological sister named Linda. An intimate and compelling story of adoption and friendship; three women whose lives were profoundly changed by the events of June 25, 1954.
DIRECTORS’S BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY
Peter Entell was born in New York in 1952. With a degree in anthropology, he chose the path of documentary filmmaking, starting as a sound engineer and editor. Mr. Entell has lived in Switzerland since 1975. He has directed films in Europe, Africa and Asia, focusing on social, political and environmental subjects. More recently, he has made film portraits. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and his films have won a number of international awards.
2018 Producer/Director, “Sisters”, a story of abandonment and discovery, of silence and of sharing, of how fate has shaped the lives of three women and of how their efforts have changed their lives. (feature length film)
2016 Producer/Director, “Like Dew in the Sun”, Why can’t people live together in peace? After centuries of hatred, violence and massacres, Ukraine is at war once again. A filmmaker’s journey to the land of his ancestors.
2012 Producer/Director, “A Home Far Away”, an American journalist and his wife, a Hollywood actress meet Mao Tse-tung and the history of the 20th century is changed (feature length film)
2007 Producer/Director, “Shake the Devil Off”, New Orleans after the hurricane (feature length film)
2005 Producer/Director, “Josh’s Trees”, the filmmaker’s best friend dies when his son is less than a year old. Years later the boy is just beginning to ask about his father (feature length film)
2001 Producer/Director, “The Tube”, a journalist tries to discover the truth about how the television affects our brains (feature length film)
1997 Producer/Director, “Rolling”, feature-length documentary on a young Swiss couple finding their way into the future
1995 Producer/Director, “Martha”, portrait of a deaf and blind woman
1992 Director, “La maison du grand âge”, a young journalist explores the world of old people
1991 Director, “Waiting for the Caribou”, air-lift of emergency supplies in Mozambique
1991 Director, “Man and Chimpanzee”, explores the boundary between humans and apes, filmed in the jungle of Côte d’Ivoire
1988 Director, “The Testimony of Four South African Workers”, the struggle under apartheid
1987-88 Producer/Director, “Depending on Heaven”, two films on the life of Mongols in China
1983 Producer/Director, “Moving on: The Hunger for Land in Zimbabwe, land reform after independence
PRODUCER’S BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY
Show and Tell Films
Chemin de Pacoty 22
CH – 1297 Founex
with Sian Snow, Shelly Dymond, Linda Bell
directed, written, and edited by Peter Entell
camera Peter Entell, Sian Snow
translation Annie de Puy-Dejardin, Sian Snow
filmed in Switzerland, Australia, France, Italy
color grading Jean-Baptiste Perrin
Color Grade Geneva
sound mix Etienne Cunrchod, Alea Jacta.CH
music Mozart Flute Concerto #2 In D, K 314 – 1 Allegro Aperto
courtesy of Bella Musica Edition Gmbh
with the financial support of
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Unité des Films Documentaires
Irène Challand & Gaspard Lamunière
Cinéforom et le soutien de la Loterie Romande
Succès passage antenne SRG SSR
Service de la culture de la Ville de Nyon
The theme of researching one’s origins is very important to me. The story revolves around scenes of life where I was able to film authentic and intimate moments. My intention has been to edit the story to underline the tension and bring out the suspense. From the beginning, one can feel that a deep vulnerability is hidden. I want to respect the sensitivity that emerges from this experience and, above all, to approach the characters with restraint and decency. I have been close to them for many years. At the same time, I maintain a certain distance that allows the viewer to enter their privacy without being voyeur.