Brotherhood

Bratrství
Czech Republic, Italy
2021
97min
Bosnian
Re:Verzió
Director: 
Francesco Montagner
Producer: 
Pavla Janoušková Kubečková
Tomáš Hruby
Co-producer: 
Nadia Trevisan
Alberto Fasulo
Editor: 
Valentina Cicogna
Writer: 
Francesco Montagner
Alessandro Padovani
Cinematographer: 
Prokop Souček
Sound: 
Daniela Bassani
Marzia Cordò
Adam Levy
Production info: 
nuprodukce, Nefertiti Film, Rai Cinema
Distribution info: 
Deckert Distribution Hanne Biermann hanne@deckert-distribution.com
Awards: 
Locarno 2021 Golden Leopard to Francesco Montagner

Jabir, Usama and Useir are three young Bosnian brothers who grew up in the shadow of their father, Ibrahim, a strict, radical Islamist preacher. When Ibrahim receives a two-year prison sentence for war participation and terrorism, the three brothers are suddenly left on their own. Their father’s absence changes their lives drastically. The brothers explore their newly acquired freedom on the difficult journey to becoming men. They struggle, fight, and face their developing identities. Brotherhood is an intimate exploration of the transition from youth to manhood, the search for identity, finding love and yourself.

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Director(s)

Born in Treviso, Italy, in 1989, Francesco Montagner studied Documentary Direction at the FAMU, in the Czech Republic. In 2014 he directed, shot and produced Animata Resistenza, his debut feature documentary about the life and work of the renowned Italian animator, Simone Massi. The film was presented at the 71. Venice Film Festival and awarded with the Venice Classics Award for the Best Documentary on Cinema. Francesco recently finished his second feature documentary, Brotherhood. He is a teacher at FAMU International in Prague.

Selected filmography: 
2014 - Animata Resistenza (co-director)