Brother’s Keeper

  • Ferit Karahan
  • Turkey
  • 2021
  • 85'
  • Okul Tıraşı

Yusuf and his best friend Memo live in a residential school for Kurdish boys in Turkey. Secluded in the snow-clad mountains, the pupils live at the mercy of the cold school administration. When Memo falls ill after a cold-shower punishment, Yusuf in vain tries to get the indifferent staff to help. By the time the adults realize the gravity of the situation, the school has been buried under heavy snowfall. As time runs out, the pupils and staff engage in a blame game. Hailed as a cross between Oliver Twist and The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, the film won the FIPRESCI Award at Berlinale.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Ferit Karahan

Born in Turkey in 1983. He began his career as first assistant director on feature films. His short films Before the Flood (2010) and Yusiv’s Dream (2011) have screened at numerous festivals and have won awards and honourable mentions. His feature debut, The Fall From Heaven (2013), was screened and awarded at many international festivals.

Brother’s Keeper

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Festivals & Awards
Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2021 – FIPRESCI Prize; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2021; BFI London Film Festival 2021; Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2021; Sarajevo Film Festival 2021; Moscow Int'l Film Festival 2021

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