Ursula Meier

France, Switzerland 97 min Fiction


A luxury ski resort in Switzerland. 12-year-old Simon lives in the industrial valley below, with his jobless sister. Every day, he takes the ski-lift to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from the rich tourists to resell to the local kids back down. As he partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, Simon loses his boundaries, which affects the relationship with his sister. Confronted with a truth they had both been escaping, Simon seeks refuge up above.


Ursula Meier

Besançon (France), 1971. She started in cinema as assistant director to Alain Tanner. Her first feature film Home premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and Sister won the Special Award – Silver Bear at Berlin 2012.

Filmography: Sister (2012), Home (2008)

Ursula Meier

Film information

Int. title: L'enfant d'en haut
Director: Ursula Meier
Script: Ursula Meier, Antoine Jaccoud
Contact: Memento Films
With: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson
Country: France, Switzerland
Year: 2011
Format: 35 mm
Length: 97 min
Language: French, English
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2013