May 2011, arsenal cinema

Preview: "Bruder Schwester"


BRUDER SCHWESTER(GER 2010), the full-length film debut of Maria Mohr, is dedicated in a documentary-experimental way to two pairs of brother and sister: the filmmaker herself and her recently deceased brother Matthias – and her aunt, the nun Sister Ingrid, and the Spanish monk Rafael, who also died young. Following the tracks of this mystic, the film accompanies the nun on her tours as an expert on Rafael through Spanish convents and landscapes, all the way to his canonization in Rome. But the journey also leads to the filmmaker's memories of her brother. Including both factual and spiritual, family-related and philosophical levels, Maria Mohr seeks to come closer to definitions and forms of faith, love and freedom in an unusual way. We will screen BRUDER SCHWESTER in the presence of Maria Mohr as a preview two weeks before its cinema release. (March 9)