ALMOST BROTHERS (Quase Dois Irmãos)

This poignant film is the story of two men: white, middle-class Miguel, and black favela-dweller Jorge who meet as boys through their fathers’ passion for music. Their friendship is renewed during a lengthy incarceration in the mid 1970’s.

Director Lúcia Murat offers a commentary on the lowest rung of society in contemporary Rio de Janeiro when, as adults, Miguel and Jorge, one a government official and the other a drug lord, respectively, discover that their lives have more in common than they ever realized.

“Brilliant! This outstanding film serves as further proof of the emerging strength of Brazilian cinema.” -London Daily Telegraph

“Think City of God, with its Hollywood shenanigans deleted and three decades of politics inserted. Emotional, raw, satisfying!” -SF Bay Guardian

‘Almost Brothers’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

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