Brother's Keeper Ferit Karahan

Edition: On demand 2020

First Cut+ Trieste 2021



Production countries : Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Production Company: Punkchart films
World Premiere: Venice IFF – Orizzonti 2021 – Awarded best screenplay



Lesya has committed a crime of passion which brings her a seven-year sentence in one of Odessa’s women’s correctional facilities. She has just given birth to her first child, and now she is entering a world populated only by women: inmates, nurses and wardens, women of all ages, wives and widows, daughters, sisters, pregnant women, and women with children. If not for the colour of the uniform, it would sometimes be hard to tell who is who.


Director: Peter Kerekes
Writers: Ivan Ostrochovský, Peter Kerekes
Editors: Martin Piga, Thomas Ernst

Producers: Ivan Ostrochovský, Katarína Tomková
Co-producers: IvanaKurincová, Jiří Konečný, Denis Ivanov, Peter Kerekes, Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda

Cast: Maryna Klimova, Iryna Kiryazeva, Lyubov Vasylyna

Length: 93 min

International sales: Films Boutique