THE BROTHER by Jérémie Battaglia A short film with a remarkable festival career Now available on ICI TOU.TV EXTRA
Les Films du 3 Mars and Les Films Extérieur Jour are thrilled to announce the online release of The Brother, a moving documentary short film by Jérémie Battaglia with an impressive career on the festival circuit. Mixing documentary and animation, the film tells the story of a French-Moroccan family taking care of their son Kaïs, who has lost the use of his body. The Brotheris now available in Canada on ICI TOU.TV EXTRA, and soon in the United States as part of the PBS POV Shorts series, starting December 27. Following its World Premiere at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, the film was selected by the Regard festival and Hot Docs. It was nominated at the Gala Québec Cinéma, where it won the Iris award for Best Documentary Short Film. At the Sydney Short Film Festival, in Australia, it also won the Best Documentary Short Film prize. It was then presented at AFI Docs and at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, in the United States, before being selected by festivals in Norway, Belgium, and Greece. The remarkable festival career of the film is ongoing. Thanks to a one-week theatrical engagement in New York, which makes it eligible for the 2022 Oscars®, where it’s been submitted to the voting members of the documentary section of the Academy. The 15 shortlisted films will be announced on December 21, with nominations being unveiled in January.
Trapped in his body because of an illness, Kaïs dreams at night he’s the hero of his favourite manga, along with his brothers: Fehd, the bodybuilder, and Zaïd, the ninja. Trailer: vimeo.com/371794822To watch the ‘making of’ video, click here.
About Jérémie BattagliaJérémie Battaglia first made his mark as a photographer and videographer of the 2012 Quebec student protests, and as the director of the documentary short film Casseroles. In 2012 he also directed his first web-documentary, about the Presidential election in France. This led him to collaborate with the NFB on social and political issues in Quebec. In 2016, he released his debut feature, Parfaites. He is currently working on his next feature documentary, Une jeunesse française. THE BROTHER (LE FRÈRE) by Jérémie BattagliaQuebec, Canada. 2019. 28 minutes. Original French and Japanese version with English subtitles.Screenplay: Jérémie Battaglia | Cinematography: Jérémie Battaglia | Animation: Jin Park Hyun | Editing: Andrea Henriquez | Sound design: Marie-Pierre Grenier | Sound mix: Isabelle Lussier | Music: Anais Larocque | Sound recording: Jérémie Battaglia & Lenny Fontaine | Actors (VOICE-OVER): Dai Tabuchi, Keita Jimy Hara | Production: Les Films Extérieur Jour (Amélie Lambert-Bouchard) | Distribution: Les Films du 3 Mars With the participation of: Sanaa Skalante Karouani, Fouad Karouani, Zaïd Karouani, Kaïs Karouani et Johan Fehd Karouani. Facebook: facebook.com/lefrerefilmWebsite: f3m.ca/en/film/the-brotherInstagram: instagram.com/lefrere.film LES FILMS DU 3 MARS is supported by more than a hundred members of the film industry as well as by the following institutions: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Canada Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts de Montréal; Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC); Telefilm Canada. Follow Les Films du 3 Mars on F3M.ca | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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