Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Brotherhood
(Bratrství)

Year: 2021
Country: CZECH REPUBLIC, ITALY
Language: Bosnian
Run Time: 97 minutes

Brotherhood
Brotherhood
Brotherhood
Brotherhood

Jabir, Usama, and Usier have a complicated relationship with their Islamist father Ibraham. Torn between the structure of their strict religious upbringing in rural Bosnia and their individual desires for growth and exploration, the boys struggle to find their place in the world. When Ibraham is sentenced to two years in prison for terrorist affiliations, the three brothers are left alone for the very first time, but the burden of responsibility weighs heavy in their father’s absence. Before departing for his prison sentence, Ibraham gives each of his sons specific tasks for running the household and their family’s sheep farm while he is away, demanding everything remain how he left it for when he returns. A captivating coming-of-age documentary, BROTHERHOOD follows these brothers through their trials and tribulations over two years while their father is in prison—two years that turn out to be incredibly formative for each of them. —G.S.

Content Warning: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 4:50 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Competition
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Director

Director
Francesco Montagner

Producers
Pavla Janoušková Kubečková

Screenwriting
Francesco Montagner

Cinematography
Prokop Souček

Editing
Valentina Cicogna, Klára Tasovská, Jorge Sánchez Calderón

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