ABOUT THE FILM
THE SISTER KARRAS is an original feature film written and directed by Micah Stathakopoulos, and featuring Clare Louise Frost, Lauren Kahn, and D. Rubin Green.
Projected completion Autumn 2021.
Two estranged half-sisters form a complicated bond as they work together to retrieve their rare and precious inheritance, which their late father inexplicably leaves to the mysterious Marco.
HELEN KARRAS is a driven, highly independent and brilliant owner of an antique textile boutique in the East Village. Determined to succeed in a byzantine industry dominated by older dealers, all men, Helen seizes on an unexpected opportunity to sell a rare Ionian toulitiko rug to one of New York’s most coveted and prestigious collectors. But first she has to find one. If Helen manages to locate an authentic antique toulitiko, her professional future is assured.
While Helen frantically searches for a toulitiko rug, she receives news that her estranged father, who had been living in a monastery in Greece, has died. There is to be a reading of the will. At the reading, Helen meets her half-sister MARIA for the first time. Maria, eight years younger than Helen, is her opposite: a quirky, patient costume designer, who desperately wants a relationship with her big sister, Helen. But Helen is soon too distracted by professional developments to focus on getting to know her sister. The lawyer informs the sisters they are to share their inheritance: one half of a precious, antique toulitiko rug. This is potentially great news for Helen. Unfortunately, the other half of the rug goes to MARCO, a mysterious art dealer who manages to leave the reading before the sisters can confront him.
Helen knows she’s halfway to her goal. All she needs to do is convince Marco to part with his half of the toulitiko and then convince her sister selling their heirloom is the best course of action. Helen does not want to have to consider doing something against her sister’s will. As Helen and Maria deal with the formidable Marco who is unwilling to part with his fragment, the sisters grow close, move in together and develop a rapid and delightful sisterly bond. When Helen finally, unscrupulously gets her hands on the entire toulitiko, she faces her ultimate dilemma: keep the rug as her sister wishes, or sell it, securing her professional future, but betraying the sister she never had, but now realizes she loves.