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Sisterly bonds are hard to break. Sometimes, two sisters who are extremely close will butt heads from time to time or argue, but they are still the first person to hear about that job promotion, or that guy/gal that is giving them headaches, or even just to vent randomly.

There's a lot of talk in the The Hunger Games franchise of "Team Peeta" or "Team Gale"... both of which have their positives, and some MAJOR flaws. However, I think that Katniss Everdeen's real source of motivation comes from Prim, her younger sister.

Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Prim, played by Willow Shields, embody that protective older-younger sister relationship.

Debuting at Cannes this week, we have the Hunger Games-inspired "The Sister Portrait." Check it.

There's so much emotion in this picture, and it feels like although simple, it's telling an unbelievably poignant story. Katniss is kind of gazing off in the distance. She looks hopeful and ready to own the moment. Prim, dressed considerably more humbly, is showing the real, lost and hopeless feeling that deep down the two share. Not to mention, everyone else in the poorer districts.

The photographer, Tim Palen, is also the chief marketing officer at Lionsgate and has made it as a super successful creative - he won many awards as a fine-art photographer as well. "The Sister Portrait" is featured in the new book Tim Palen: Photographs From The Hunger Games which is to be published June 29.

The book will include many exclusive and artistic photographs of the entire Hunger Games cast. You can pre-order the book now at I think it would make an awesome gift for any true Hunger Games fan.

(Via: Vanity Fair)


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