Logotyp 2021 24 – 28 november
Kulturhuset Väven

Brothers Keeper

Ferit Karahan | 1 h 25 min | Rumänien / Turkey
Original title: Okul tirasi
Director: Ferit Karahan
Year: 2021
Duration: 1 h 25 min
Country: Rumänien / Turkey
Language: Kurdish / Turkish
Subtitles: English

We are entering a boarding school in a remote part of Turkey. This school has strong disciplines and the slightest deviation leads to severe punishments against the young students. We meet Yusuf, 12, and his younger friend Memo. Memo has been forced to take a long shower in icy water and it has made him sick, Yusuf takes Memo to the hospital room. But he gets no care and gets worse. Now a situation arises where teachers, school management and other staff constantly try to evade their responsibilities, and instead bureaucracy, explanations and reluctance takes over. The situation is also exacerbated by the fact that doctors and ambulances cannot come to Memo’s help. But Yusuf does not abandon him and he constantly tries to find solutions. The film is becoming more and more gripping. And strengthened by the young actors’ ability to live in the action. There is an anger in Yusuf, which he is constantly forced to keep down so as not to make matters worse.
– Stig Eriksson