Brother's Keeper Ferit Karahan


Production company: Experimental Forest Films

World premiere: Toronto International Film Festival



Robin (2016 TIFF Rising Star Grace Glowicki) works as a grader for a cannery. When she discovers a peach that has been burrowed into by a beetle, she alerts her boss (Lochlyn Munro, Riverdale), who insists it’s probably nothing. But when her curiosity gets the best of her, it sets in motion a chain reaction that jeopardizes the economic stability of her town — as well as her social standing within it. Meanwhile, there is another discovery: an unwanted pregnancy from an illicit affair. Robin defends her decision to draw attention to the potential insect threat, and, in the process, she alienates herself from her coworkers as well as her younger sister, Laney (Alexandra Roberts), who has her sights set on a different life altogether.


Director: Sophie Jarvis

Writers: Carmen Jaquier

Editor: Kane Stewart

Producer: Sara Blake

Cast: Grace Glowicki, Alexandra Roberts, Quelemia Sparrow, Lochlyn Munro, Cole Sparrow-Crawford, Antoine DesRochers, Janet Walmsley, Paul Kular