TIFF announced today that Clement Virgo’s film Brother will make its festival debut with a World Premiere at the 47th edition of the Festival, which runs September 8-18, 2022.
Adapted for the screen by Virgo from David Chariandy’s prize-winning novel of the same name, Brother is the story of Francis and Michael, sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men amidst Toronto’s pulsing 1990’s hip-hop scene. A mystery unfolds when escalating tensions set off a series of events which changes the course of the brothers’ lives forever.
Brother stars Lamar Johnson (The Hate U Give), Aaron Pierre (Underground Railroad), Kiana Madeira (Fear Street) and Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us). The film is produced by recently announced member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Damon D’Oliveira, as well as Virgo, of Conquering Lion Pictures, along with Aeschylus Poulos and Sonya Di Rienzo of Hawkeye Pictures. Executive producers are Aaron L. Gilbert and Steven Thibault of BRON and Laurie May and Noah Segal of Elevation Pictures.The film will be distributed in Canada by Elevation Pictures and BRON Releasing will manage the sale in other territories.
Brother joins the previously announced Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery as a TIFF world premiere.
The 47th Toronto International Film Festival will be a live, in-person event from September 8-18, 2022 with the festival lineup and schedule announced on August 23. Individual-ticket on-sale for TIFF Patrons Circle (by level) go on sale August 25 and individual tickets go on sale to the public on September 5.