119 minutes – Drama Language: English Festival release date: September 2022 – TIFF (World Premiere) Release date: TBA 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. The cast is listed in order of appearance: Also see: Brother at TIFF.
Lamar Johnson Aaron Pierre Kiana Madeira Marsha Stephanie Blake Jacob Williams Sebastian Singh Alsseny Camara Lovell Adams-Gray Delia Lisette Chambers Maurice Dean Wint Orville Cummings Beth Hornby Ho Chow Dujean Williams Samuel Archer Dwain Murphy Joseph Pierre Latoya Webb John Cleland Franco Lo Presti Evan Buliung Jamillah Ross Peter Williams Taveeta Szymanowicz Michael Antwi Mazin Elsadig Irena Huljak Khalid Karim Isaiah Peck Karl Campbell Dillon Jagersky DL Macdonald Anthony Grant Joris Jarsky Inderjeet Bajwa Isaiah Rockcliffe
Michael Francis Aisha Ruth Young Francis Young Michael Anton Jelly Young Aisha Samuel Youth News Anchor Robbery Clerk Young Black Man #1 Young Black Man #2 Dru Raj Singer Shop Teacher Reilly Duke Bus Stop Woman Michael’s Father Goose Oberlin Lobby Guy Scatter Cop #2 Cop #3 The Professa Black Bouncer White Bouncer #1 White Bouncer #2 The Conductor The Promoter Nurse Young Brother