Two by Ursula Meier

Two by Ursula Meier

2 Episodes

Working with cinematographer (and regular Claire Denis collaborator) Agnès Godard, French-Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier has made two singular features to date, each the product of a distinctive vision that applies a fable-like sensibility to their view of life on the margins of contemporary Europe. Starring Isabelle Huppert and Olivier Gourmet, her first feature, HOME, is an offbeat, tragicomic allegory in which a happy but highly unconventional family finds their hermetic existence upended by the construction of a highway right outside their house. Meier blends heartrending naturalism with fairy-tale elements in her follow-up, SISTER, starring Léa Seydoux and Kacey Mottet Klein as a pair of impoverished siblings living in the shadow of a luxury ski resort who resort to desperate measures to survive.

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Two by Ursula Meier
  • Home

    Episode 1

    Directed by Ursula Meier • 2008 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux

    This mesmerizing fable of modern family life stars Isabelle Huppert as Marthe, a happy-go-lucky mother whose family enjoys an idyllic existence in their isolated, ramshackle home, which edges ont...

  • Sister

    Episode 2

    Directed by Ursula Meier • 2012 • France
    Starring Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston

    With his sister (Lea Seydoux) drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Each day, he ta...