Sunday 10 December 2023
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Brother’s Keeper

Brother’s Keeper

Strict rules prevail at a remote boarding school in the mountains of Anatolia where Turkish teachers educate gifted Kurdish pupils from the surrounding area. Once a week, the boys are allowed to shower and, like everything else here, this process is monitored. One night, twelve-year-old Memo asks his friend Yusuf if he can sleep in his bed. But, afraid of gossip, Yusuf refuses. The next morning, Memo is sick and cannot attend class. The school’s heating has broken down and an icy winter’s day takes its course. Memo’s condition worsens. He is no longer responsive and Yusuf is only allowed to talk when prompted. Gradually, the events of the previous night are revealed. Ferit Karahan’s finely spun drama illuminates a microcosm marked by poverty and fear. Surrounded by snow and frost, the emotional coldness which prevails between teachers and pupils in this authoritarian educational institution become almost physically tangible.

  • Turkish
  • Romanian
Production Year
Film Type
Production Countries
  • Turkey
Samet Yıldız, Ekin Koç, Mahir İpek, Melih Selçuk, Cansu Fırıncı, Nurullah Alaca
Production Company
Flama Booking, Piatra Neamț
Premier Status
MENA Premiere
Festivals / Awards
  • 2021: Berlin International Film Festival, Panorama
  • 2021: Moscow International Film Festival

Crew List

Ferit Karahan, Gülistan Acet
Kanat Doğramacı
Sercan Sezgin, Hayedeh Safiyari, Ferit Karahan
Srdjan Kurpjel, Kenan Güleşçe
DOP / Camera
Türksoy Gölebeyi


Ferit Karahan
Ferit Karahan


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