Brothers

Brothers

Markus and Lukas are brothers and the sons of the Norwegian filmmaker Aslaug Holm, who over the course of more than eight years has filmed their childhood and youth from when they were five and eight years old. The result is an unusually poetic and almost epic home movie. And no, you don’t just make your own documentary version of ‘Boyhood’ from one week to the next. Big brother Markus loves soccer and is dreaming of playing at the top level in Liverpool FC, whereas little brother Lukas is less physical and more philosophically inclined. But then again, human nature is more complicated than that, and Aslaug Holm’s great talent comes through in the way she manages to show the tiny details that sometimes make way for big changes in the brother’s relation. And she doesn’t shy away from showing how the presence of her camera itself complicates the rules of the family game. Holm’s beautiful film takes part in the boys’ dreams and expectations with both tenderness and an adult eye, and follows the brothers all the way into the wildness of teenage life. You will recognise much from your own life, and be reminded of evenmore.

 

 

Director’s statement by Aslaug Holm : “I wanted to make a film that describes childhood, growing up, memories and the close relationship between brothers. Before I became a mother, I believed we could influence our children much more. Now, after having to sons I discovered that they have been ready-made from the beginning. I have earlier been around the world and filmed prominent people. But I slowly realised what`s life really is about is to try to understand who we are from the beginning. That`s why I wanted to do BROTHERS”

 

 

“Une réussite, aussi belle et précieuse que délicate.” FilmDeCulte

 

 

French theatrical release:  February 7th 2018