Three young Bosnian brothers born into a family of shepherds grew up in the shadow of their father, Ibrahim, a strict, radical Islamist preacher.

When Ibrahim gets sentenced to two years in prison for terrorism, the three brothers are suddenly left on their own. A disconcerting journey at the heart of three identity trajectories.

The brothers explore their newly acquired freedom on the difficult journey to becoming men. Growing up has never felt more intimate or exhausting, as they struggle, fight, and face each other, their own distinct identities developing in front of our eyes.

Brotherhood is an intimate exploration of the transition from youth to manhood, the search for identity, finding love and yourself.


Born in Treviso in 1989, Francesco Montagner studied documentary filmmaking at the Prague Film School (FAMU) in the Czech Republic. In 2014, he directed and produced Animata Resistenza, his first documentary on the life and work of the famous Italian animator Simone Massi. The film premiered at the 71st Venice Film Festival and received the Venice Classics Award for Best Documentary on Cinema. Francesco Montagner teaches documentary filmmaking at the international school FAMU in Prague.

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