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Run Time: 117 minutes
Sophia, 35 and pregnant, has spent the last eight years completing her Ph.D. in political philosophy. Now, with no job prospects, very few transferable skills, and a sizeable sum of student debt, she is forced to move in with her brother, Karim. But she isn’t complaining. The siblings, raised by progressive and amicably divorced parents, are practically inseparable. Sophia and Karim share a snarky sense of humor and enjoy pondering important life questions—like whether they would rather swim in a tub of worms or in their own vomit. When Sophia brings Karim with her to an abortion clinic, he ends up asking out Sophia’s doe-eyed doctor, Éloise. Suddenly smitten, Karim has a lot less time to fritter away with Sophia. And Éloise’s cloyingly sweet demeanor is hardly Sophia’s cup of tea. In writer-director Monia Chokri’s offbeat comedy, Sophia must finally take responsibility for herself when she can no longer rely solely on A BROTHER’S LOVE. (In French with subtitles) — E.B.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:45 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:05 PM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition
Nancy Grant, Sylvain Corbeil
Justine Gauthier, Monia Chokri
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Patrick Hivon, Sasson Gabai, Évelyne Brochu, Mani Soleymanlou