dir. Francesco Montagner / 2021 / Italy, Czech Republic / 97min.
Three young Bosnian brothers from a family of shepherds are suddenly left on their own, when their father gets sentenced to two years in prison

Jabir, Usama and Useir are three young Bosnian brothers, born into a family of shepherds. They grew up in the shadow of their father, Ibrahim, a strict, radical Islamist preacher. When Ibrahim gets sentenced to two years in prison for war participation and terrorism, the three brothers are suddenly left on their own.

97 min
country / year of production:
Italy, Czech Republic / 2021
Francesco Montagner
Prokop Souček
Pavla Janoušková Kubečková / Nutprodukce, Nefertiti Film
selected festivals and awards:
2021 – Locarno FF: Golden Leopard-Cineasti del Presente; 2021 – Jihlava IFF:  Main Award in Czech Joy Competition
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