Your Sister’s Sister

Your Sister’s Sister
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Your Sister’s Sister

Un bellissimo film intimista e profondo della regista di “Humpday”, film dove metteva in evidenza le ambiguità sessuali di due maschi, mentre in questo esplora maggiormente l’animo femminile, avvalendosi di due ottime attrici, Emily Blunt e Rosemary DeWitt, due sorelle che utilizzano la presenza di un uomo, interpretato da Mark Duplass, per mettere a nudo i loro sentimenti. Il film, come dichiarato dalla stessa regista, utilizza per tre quarti dialoghi improvvisati sulla scena dai tre interpreti, che, con grande abilità registica, compongono un quadro famigliare spontaneo e naturale, intenso e coinvolgente sebbene nel film ci sia pochissima azione. La storia inizia ad una cerimonia per ricordare l’improvvisa morte, avvenuta un anno prima, del fratello di Jack (Mark Duplass) e fidanzato di Iris (Emily Blunt). Iris che trova Jack ancora molto scosso (e disoccupato) lo invita a passare un paio di settimane in una baita (senza tv e telefono) che possiede sull’isola di San Juan davanti a Seattle. Un po’ a sorpresa arriva nella casa anche la sorella di Iris, Hannah (Rosemary DeWitt), distrutta psicologicamente per la rottura di una relazione lesbica durata sette anni. Ma la sorpresa che metterà in crisi tutti sarà, colpa del solito alcool, una notte di sesso tra la lesbica Hannah e l’affranto Jack. Inizia così il dramma interiore di un particolare triangolo che rappresenta il fulcro di un magico film, assolutamente da vedere.

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Iris is both Jack’s best friend and his dead brother’s ex — which makes them almost like siblings. It also complicates the not-so-platonic feelings Iris may have developed for Jack. Lynn Shelton’s 2009 film Humpday balanced an out-there premise — two straight men test their male identities by making a gay porn — with a grounded understanding of male friendship and post-twenties anxiety. Your Sister’s Sister builds upon Humpday’s emotional honesty and naturalistic humour, marking a true maturation for Shelton as a filmmaker.
A year after his brother’s death, Jack (Mark Duplass) still see-saws between emotionally wobbly and outright volatile. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Iris (Emily Blunt) intervenes with a plan: Jack must oil up his old bike and trek to her father’s cabin on an island on Puget Sound, where isolation will give his brain a chance to detangle. When Jack gets to the woods, however, he finds not solitude but Iris’ sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), herself nursing a wounded heart and a bottle of tequila. After several shots and some slurred commiseration, liquor isn’t the only fluid these two end up sharing. Their hangover descends in the form of Iris, who pulls up with a bag of groceries the next morning.
Though ripe for love-triangle trappings, Your Sister’s Sister offers an uncontrived navigation of romantic and sibling relationships. Shelton’s perceptive script proves that intimate films don’t have to be small; in fact, it is the characters’ sense of closeness that produces large-scale emotional resonances. Its humour may swing from understated to raunchy, but Your Sister’s Sister is always smart.
Shelton elicits complex performances from a simple premise. Duplass is both an endearing goof and poignantly unhinged as a man grappling with the aftermath of grief, while DeWitt and Blunt are thoroughly believable as two very loving, very different sisters. Indeed, DeWitt — already so memorable as the bride in Rachel Getting Married — puts in a breakout turn as a lovelorn but resolute woman at a crossroads. And while Blunt may be known for her performances in big-budget fare like the 2009 Festival closing film The Young Victoria, she is completely at home in this eye-level portrayal of contemporary love. –TIFF

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