EN - Three sisters are growing up together. Rosa is nine years old and admires her gifted sister Anna every bit as much as she feels incredibly jealous of her. She also envies her little sister Helena for the moments she shares with Anna and often feels like an outsider when she plays with them, which in turn makes her withdraw further into her own little world. As Rosa tries more and more to be like Anna, tensions between the three sisters grow and Rosa's jealousy begins to take on a life of its own.

NL - Drie zusjes groeien samen op. De negenjarige Rosa bewondert haar getalenteerde zus Anna, maar is ook ontzettend jaloers op haar. Ook benijdt ze haar kleine zusje Helena voor de momenten die zij met Anna deelt. Hierdoor voelt Rosa zich dikwijls het buitenbeentje van de drie, waardoor ze zich vaak terugtrekt in haar eigen wereldje. Wanneer Rosa meer en meer probeert om net zoals Anna te worden, lopen de spanningen tussen de drie zusjes langzaam op en begint Rosa's jaloezie jegens Anna steeds meer een eigen leven te leiden.

FR - Trois soeurs évoluent ensemble. Rosa a neuf ans et admire Anna, sa soeur qui a tout pour elle, autant qu’elle est jalouse d’elle. Elle envie également sa petite soeur Helena pour les moments qu’elle partage avec Anna et se sent souvent de trop lorsqu’elles jouent ensemble, ce qui la fait se réfugier d’autant plus dans son monde à part. Alors que Rosa essaie de plus en plus de ressembler à Anna, les tensions entre les trois soeurs grandissent si bien que la jalousie de Rosa devient une personnalité à part entière.


Title Rosa, Anna's Lil' Sis
Original title Rosa, zusje van Anna
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2012
World première / first public presentation 2012-09-19


Cast Clara Criado Alvarez, Leah Guillaume, Helena Legier, Stijn Van Opstal, Kristine Van Pellicom
Photography Eva Nijsten
Editing Janet van den Brand
Sound Tim Taeymans
Art director Alyssa Schrauwen
Costume Hippo
Makeup Nicky Munoz Almonte
Music Harrold Roeland, Colin van den Lei
Assistant director Timothy Josha Wennekes

Technical specs

Running time film 23'
Release format Quicktime (Apple ProRes 422 & H.264)
Other available formats DVD & BRD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D



2013: Berlinale, International Film Festival Berlin - Generation Kplus shorts competition (DE) / Go Short Nijmegen (NL)

2012: International Short Film Festival Leuven - Flemish competition for fiction films (BE)

Hamburg takes them all

Several shorts from Flanders are set to screen at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival (4-10 June) this week. Jeff Otte’sFucking SuburbiaADRIFT by Frederik Jan Depickere and Nicolas Provost’s Tokyo Giants are selected for international competition. Anouk De Clercq’s experimental short Swan Song enters the No Budget competition. Also screening at the German fest are Perfect DrugRosa, Anna’s Lil’ SisMumbler and Stardust.

Fucking SuburbiaReceiving its world premiere in Hamburg is Jeff Otte’s short film Fucking Suburbia, starring Valentijn Dhaenens (The Misfortunates).

Published on Monday 3 June 2013

Flanders in full force at Berlinale

Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown and Janet van den Brand’s short Rosa, Anna’s Lil’ Sis have been selected for the Berlin international Film Festival (7-17 February). Both films will premiere internationally in the fest’s Panorama Specials strand and Generation Kplus shorts competition respectively. Two co-productions were also confirmed: Flemish director Vincent Bal’s Nono, the Zigzag Kid, which will open the Generation programme, and Willemiek Kluijfhout’s Mussels in Love. Recent features such as Peter Monsaert's Offline and Gert Embrechts' Allez, Eddy! make their market debuts at the Berlinale's European Film Market (EFM). Other EFM entries are The Fifth Season by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, as well as co-productionsTenderness by Marion Hänsel, Kinshasa Kids by Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Pinocchio by Enzo d'Alo and Tango Libre by Frédéric Fonteyne.

BerlinaleThe Broken Circle Breakdown is represented internationally by The Match Factory. The film is already a box office hit in its home territory with over 320,000 admissions (and still going strong).The Broken Circle Breakdown is produced by Dirk Impens for Menuet (TurquazeThe Misfortunates) and stars Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh. In honour of the Panorama Specials selection, Flanders Image is also publishing a special 'Talent Matters' section entirely dedicated to van Groeningen's work.

Published on Thursday 31 January 2013

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Director Janet van den Brand
Producers Janet van den Brand
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