Dir/scr. Katinka Narjes. Germany. 2018. 82 mins
“With images ablaze in vivid reds and moody blues, Sirens (Nixen) is a film of passion and melancholy; of the ties that bind and the feelings that can’t be shaken. A sensitive drama about two grown Berlin sisters grappling not only with the usual markers of well-established adulthood, but also with the fact that their lifelong relationship is evolving, it’s an almost-ethereal effort, steeped in the emotions and uncertainties of its struggling siblings. But, and not to its benefit, writer/director/editor Katinka Narjes’ first feature is also feather-light” says Sarah Ward.