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Brother’s Keeper Okul Tirasi

  Ferit Karahan

  Turkey, Romania     85 minutes


At a remote boarding school for Kurdish boys in the mountains of Eastern Anatolia, close friends Yusuf and Memo make the best of difficult conditions: freezing temperatures, unappetizing meals, callous instructors. When Memo falls ill, Yusuf desperately tries to get the attention of the adults around him, but frustratingly, he’s met with apathy and complacency at every turn. With naturalistic performances from his young stars and evocative cinematography, filmmaker Ferit Karahan presents a revealing child’s eye view of the damaging dysfunction of a dispassionate bureaucratic system. Winner of the Fipresci prize in the Panorama competition of the Berlin Film Festival.

 Turkish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 5:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Kanat Dogramaci (Asteros Film)
  •   Ferit Karahan - Gulistan Acet
  •   Sercan Sezgin, Hayedeh Safiyari, Ferit Karahan
  •   Samet Yildiz, Ekin Koç, Mahir İpek, Nurullah Alaca, Cansu Firinci, Melih Selçuk
  •   Asteros Film, Flama Booking
  •   https://www.intramovies.com/production/brothers-keeper/