Min Homosyster

Ten-year-old Cleo has a head full of questions: How can I tell if I'm in love with somebody? How do I know if I prefer boys or girls? Since her older sister began dating another girl, there are new, strange feelings stirring inside Cleo. During a trip to the Norwegian fjords, she broaches the subject with the young couple and is given some helpful advice.


  • Runtime

    15 min
  • Country

    Sweden, Norway
  • Year of Presentation

  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Lia Hietala
  • Cast

    Juliette Safavi, Tina Pourdavoy, Erika Coleman
  • Production Company

    New Stories AB
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Short Film
  • Teddy Award Winner

    Best Short Film

Biography Lia Hietala

Born in Stockholm in 1993. For her first short film, If I Say No, she received a scholarship from the Norwegian Nordnorsk film centre. Min Homosyster screened in the 2017 Generation section and won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film. She is a student of fine art at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.

Filmography Lia Hietala

2016 If I Say No