The 2019 short film Brother (Bror) has been picked up in a deal with Dekkoo, and will be released on our platform in the original language with English subtitles.
Nico (Phillip Oros) and Khalid (Poyan Karimi) are best friends. Khalid was born in Iran, a country where having feelings for another man can lead to the death penalty. Nico was born in Sweden, a country where it’s openly accepted for a man to have a boyfriend. And yet it’s Nico who keeps holding back when Khalid tries to take their relationship to another level.
Brother was created by Isabella Carbonell a screenwriter and director based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has written/directed several shorts and music videos among them is the film Boys that was screened during the Critic’s Week in Cannes and that won the Grand Jury Award for Best Live Action Short at the AFI Film Fest in Los Angeles.
Carbonell said “We are so ridiculously happy and honored to have our film be part of this exciting platform. Brother is all about identity, intimacy and of course love. Hopefully, this love will spread even further now thanks to Dekkoo!”
“This is one of our first ever Swedish titles and we are very proud to be championing the work by the young talented director Isabella Carbonell and producer Alexandra Alegren getting their work to a wider audience,” said Ebba Eriksson of the British distributor Videoplugger (which represents the film). “The topics raised in this short are very relevant, touching on integration and homophobia.”
Check out the original Swedish poster for Brother below and keep your eyes on Dekkoo to see the film. It will be available in the coming weeks.