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Ursula Meier's 'Sister' Chosen as Switzerland's Foreign Oscar Entry [Video Interview]

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 24, 2012 at 2:31PM

Ursula Meier's "Sister" has been chosen as Switzerland's entry into the Foreign Oscar race. The film opens October 5. Check out our story and interview below, originally published during the Los Angeles Film Festival.

This article is related to: Interviews, Foreign, Academy Awards, Sister (L'enfant d'en haut)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.