Directed by Mattie Do, DEAREST SISTER is about a Lao village girl who’s only chance of escaping indentured poverty is to manipulate her wealthy cousin’s illness into dependence. The film, which will be shot in Laos in Spring 2015, is a coproduction between Laos (Lao Art Media), Estonia (Orée Films) and France (Screen Division).
In 2013, Mattie became the first Lao filmmaker to represent Lao film at the Cannes Film Market as part of the Institut Français’ La Fabrique des Cinemas du Monde. Later that year, Mattie was one of ten international filmmakers selected to participate in the Toronto International FIlm Festival Talent Lab.
Mattie Do is, to date, the only woman to direct a feature film in Laos.