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Sunday 3rd December 5:00 PM


Director: Clement Virgo Country: Canada
Cert: 15 Year: 2022 Length: 119 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 79.72% Attendance: 58



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Two brothers and their mothers are immigrants to Toronto in the 1970s violence there. Francis has to protect his younger brother Michael, whilst teaching him to become a man in the gang community they live in. "The result is a stunning, tender and compelling story of brotherly love, family and friendship that isn't afraid to challenge outdated notions of masculinity while offering us a searing portrait of community oppression and racism. Brother is a hauntingly beautiful cinematic adaptation of [author] Chariandy's work" - Neil Baker, Cinerama Film.

Clement Virgo's 'Brother' is that wonderful thing: the unexpected standout. "It's easily the best premiere of the [Toronto] fest for me. Virgo unabashedly admires the work of Barry Jenkins, particularly 'If Beale Street Could Talk,'... but he's also got his own confident, lyrical voice. His complex film unpacks Black grief in a way we haven't really seen that often. We've seen many stories about struggle and violence, but rarely the emotional and even physical toll that it takes on loved ones and an entire community" - Brian Tallerico,


open_quote No feeling in “Brother” goes unfelt; every element of its filmmaking taps into the heart. close_quote Peyton Robinson,

open_quote Supremely confident and affecting drama close_quote Wendy Ide, Screen International



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