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Mes frères et moi

Audience Award: Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain

Friday - 09/23/2022
5:30 PM - City Kino Wedding 
Fiction / Mes frères et moi / France / 2021 / Language: French / Subtitles: English / 108 Min.
Director: Yohan Manca
Writer: Yohan Manca, nach dem Theaterstück „Pourquoi mes frères et moi on est parti“ von Hédi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre
Producer: Julien Madon
Cinematographer: Marco Graziaplena
Editor: Clémence Diard
Sound: Cedric Berger, Olivier Guillaume, Matthieu Michaux
Music: Bachar Mar-Khalifé
Production Design: Jonathan Israël
Costume Design: Nadia Acimi
Cast: Maël Rouin-Berrandou, Judith Chemla, Dali Benssalah, Sofian Khammes, Moncef Farfar

Nour is 14 years old and lives with his three older brothers and his terminally ill mother in a French working-class settlement by the sea. The long summer holidays lay ahead of him and he has to spend them doing community service at his own school. While painting a wall, he meets the opera singer Sarah, who is leading a singing class during the holidays. A whole new world opens up for Nour, difficult to reconcile with his everyday life between his brothers’ petty criminal activities and caring for his mother.

What sounds like an all too familiar coming-of-age story about a child who successfully overcomes the barriers of his background, however, avoids the usual clichés: an impressive ensemble of actors, outstanding images, moving music and a fresh, humorous look at people and life in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.