119 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: September 2022 – TIFF (World Premiere)
Release date: March 17, 2023
Production companies: Conquering Lion Pictures, Hawkeye Pictures
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures
Set in Toronto and based on the novel of the same name by David Chariandy, Brother is the story of Francis and Michael, sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men. The film explores themes of masculinity, identity and family as a mystery unfolds during the sweltering summer of 1991, and escalating tensions set off a series of events that change the course of the brothers’ lives forever. Brother crafts a timely story about the profound bond between siblings, the resilience of a community, and the irrepressible power of music. Brother, nominated for 14 Canadian Screen Awards, took home a record 12 awards including Best Director and Best Motion Picture, the most for any film in Canadian Screen Awards history.
Also see: Brother at TIFF.