RIGA IFF OFFICIAL COMPETITION
Two brothers, Markus and Lukas, live in an old townhouse in the middle of Oslo. The river runs close to their home. A paradise in a big city. And then there’s Smola, where their mother grew up and where summer vacations are spent. We watch them grow up and their dreams and expectations shape. The documentary Brothers was filmed by the director and cinematographer Aslaug Holm, the boys’ mother, over a period of eight years.
Brothers received a lot of awards – The Golden Chair Award for Best Documentary in Norwegian Short Film Festival (2015), National Film Award Amanda (Norway) for Best Director (2015), Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Award for Best International Documentary (2016), Grand Prix in Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival: International Competition (2016).