Brotherhood / Bratrství

Jabir, Usama and Useir, are three young Bosnian brothers, born into a family of shepherds. They grew up in the shadow of their father, Ibrahim, a strict, radical Islamist preacher.

When Ibrahim gets sentenced to two years in prison, for war participation and terrorism, the three brothers are suddenly left on their own. The absence of their father’s demands and strict commandments, changes their lives drastically.

The brothers explore their newly acquired freedom on the difficult journey to becoming men. Growing up has never felt more intimate or exhausting, as they struggle, fight, and face each other, their own distinct identities developing in front of our eyes.

Brotherhood is an intimate exploration of the transition from youth to manhood, the search for identity, finding love and yourself.

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Details

Country of Production
Czech Republic, Italy

Year of Production
2021

Format
HD, DCP

Length
97 / 54 min

Director
Francesco Montagner

Production
Nutprodukce in co-production with Nefertiti Film and Rai Cinema, Arte G.E.I.E., Czech television, Al Jazeera Documentary

Original Language
Bosnian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Locarno IFF 2021 (Pardo d'oro in the Cineasti del presente competition)
AJB DOC 2021 (Special Mention)
Annecy Cinéma Italien 2021
CinEast Luxembourg 2021
São Paulo IFF 2021
Alice nella città (within Rome IFF) 2021
Ji.hlava IDF 2021 (Main Award in the Czech Joy Competition & Best Cinematography for Prokop Souček)
Visioni Italiane 2021
Verzio HRFF 2021 (Special Mention)
RIDM 2021
Pordenone Docs Fest 2021
DOC NYC 2021
Rotterdam IFF 2022