• Documentary / 110 min / Norway / 2015

The brothers Markus and Lukas live in an old townhouse in Oslo and spend their vacations in Smøla, where their mother grew up. Markus loves soccer, and wants to be a professional. Lukas is more of a philosopher asking questions about the world, about himself, and what it’s all is about. Sometimes, what they want and need is the direct opposite of being a loving son or brother. The documentary is filmed by director Aslaug Holm, the boys’ mother, over an eight year period. This is her attempt to capture their child-hood and brotherhood, and their discovery of life, whilst looking back at her own family history.


Brothers at festivals

Nordic Bridge Film Festival, Brazil

Hong Kong International Children's Film Carnival, Hong Kong
Macao International Documentary Festival, China
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, Mexico
International Film Festival Assen, Netherlands

Rencontres Internationale du Documentaire de Montreal, Canada
Noordelijk Film Festival, Netherlands
Riga International Film Festival, Latvia
Antenna Documentary Festival, USA
DocsMX IDF Festival of Mexico City, Mexico
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, USA
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland,
HotDocs Canadian IDF, Canada
Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland
Titanic International Film Festival, Hungary
Docville International Film Festival, Belgium
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland
Taiwan IDFF, Taiwan
DocAviv Tel Aviv, Israel
Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
Nordisk Panorama, Sweden
Docfest Maastricht, Belgium
Camden International Film Festival, US
Ponte Nordica Sao Paulo, Brazil
EBS International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, Macedonia
DokuFest Prizren, Kosova
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
Beyond Frozen Point, China
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada
Visions du Réel Nyon, France
Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden
European Youth Film Festival of Flanders, Belgium

CPH:DOX, Denmark
Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway
Eurodok - European Documentary Film Festival, Norway
Kristiansand Intl. Children's Film Festival, Norway
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival, Norway
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany
The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway
HipTrip Travel FF, Romania
Northern Character Film & TV Festival, Russia
Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival, Portugal

Best International Feature Documentary Award - Hot Docs Canadian Intl. Documentary Festival
Grand Prix (International Competition) - Taiwan Intl. Documentary FF
Honourable Mention - Nordisk Panorama
Prix Trajectoires - La Roche-sur-Yon

Amanda Award - Best Director
Audience Award, Honourable Mention , Feature Length Documentaries - Nordic/Docs
The Golden Chair Award for Best Documentary - The Norwegian Short Film Festival

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