30 Mei 2024

Brother Clip Teases Clement Virgo’s Coming-of-Age Drama

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We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming coming-of-age drama, Brother, which follows Francis and Michael, the sons of Caribbean immigrants, who are dragged into violence and escalating tensions during the summer of 1991. Coming courtesy of Vertical, Brother finds the titular siblings facing questions of masculinity, identity and family amid Toronto’s hip-hop scene. Brother swept the Canadian Screen Awards with 12 wins, the most of any single film since 1988.


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You can check out our exclusive clip from Brother below.

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“Adapted from David Chariandy’s award-winning novel of the same name, Brother is propelled by the pulsing beats of Toronto’s early hip hop scene following the story of Michael (Lamar Johnson) and Francis (Aaron Pierre), sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men,” the official synopsis for Brother reads. It continues:

“A mystery unfolds during the sweltering summer of 1991, and escalating tensions set off a series of events that change the course of these brothers’ lives forever. Brother crafts a timely story about the profound bond between siblings, the resilience of community and the irrepressible power of music.”

Brother is written and directed by Clement Virgo (Empire, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), who has described the movie as “a poignant story of immigrant struggle that highlights the universal desire for social mobility in an unexpected place – a suburb of Toronto. The story of Michael and Francis takes place in a West Indian immigrant household in a low-income housing complex in Scarborough in the early 90s. Reading the novel and writing the script, it was easy for me to identify with these young men and their world, having grown up a decade earlier and a dozen miles away, in the inner-city Regent Park.”


Lamar Johnson & Aaron Pierre Lead Brother

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Brother is all set to be led by The Hate U Give and The Last of Us star Lamar Johnson as Michael alongside The Underground Railroad and Mufasa: The Lion King star Aaron Pierre as Francis. Both actors are rapidly rising stars, and Brother looks to be giving them the chance to really demonstrate their acting prowess as the powerful drama tackles all manner of contemporary and universal issues. “The themes in Brother look at growing up with a certain gaze upon you, and being made to feel uncomfortable in the city in which you’ve always lived,” director Clement Virgo adds. “These are themes not only of decades past, but of today, and not only ones that relate to young Black men, but to all of us.”

Brother stars Kiana Madeira (Dark Matter, the Fear Street trilogy), Lovell Adams-Gray (Power Book II: Ghost), and Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange Is the New Black, When They See Us) alongside Johnson and Pierre.

Brother premiered at TIFF 2022, winning 12 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Motion Picture and Achievement in Direction. “The story is filtered through a familiar gaze that speaks to folks of specific communities while also broadcasting a universal message of what it means to be an outsider,” says Valerie Complex of Deadline, with Brian Tallerico RogerEbert.com adding, “There’s such gracefulness to the filmmaking here, cutting back and forth across time, building like a thriller.”

Brother is scheduled to be released in theaters and On Demand on August 4, 2023.