My Gay Sister

Min Homosyster

My Gay Sister

Lia Hietala

Feature Film
desired! – film lust & queer

Gabbi has just recently got her first proper girlfriend, Majken. With Gabbi’s little sister Cleo in tow, the two girls take a road trip to the Norwegian fjords. Majken knew she was a lesbian when she was seven. Gabbi has only just found out. Cleo is now 10. And she’s also got a few questions of her own …

Director / Script

Lia Hietala


Karin Stenwall


Lia Hietala, Karin Stenwall

Sound design

Katharina Nuttall, Linus Andersson


Katharina Nuttall


Tina Pourdavoy, Erika A. Coleman, Juliette Safavi


Stefan Henriksson, Lia Hietala, Karin Stenwall, New Stories AB


Swedish Film Institute

Lia Hietala

Lia Hietala was born in 1993 and lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She worked as an assistant director before making her directorial debut with If I Say No, a short film which was selected to screen at the Tromsø International Film Festival. In 2016, she received a scholarship from the Nordnorsk Filmsenter to develop her second short. My Gay Sister premiered in the Sektion Generation Kplus at Berlin International Film Festival in 2017. Hietala is currently working on her third short film and is also developing a feature film.

Films by Lia Hietala
If I Say No 2016