Cannes Film Festival

Monia Chokri – A Brother’s Love #Cannes2019

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The directorial debut of Xavier Dolan’s muse.

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PODCAST| Chiara Nicoletti interviews Monia Chokri, director of the film A Brother’s Love.

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She has been a veteran of Cannes Film Festival thanks to her work as an actress directed by Xavier Dolan. At the 2019 Festival de Cannes, Monia Chokri presents her debut film as a director: A Brother’s LoveLa femme de mon frere. With a self-fiction inspiration in depicting a very strong relationship between the protagonist, Sophia, and her brother Karim, Monia Chokri manages to take a look at all the struggles women have to face nowadays, like stereotypes on what it means to be a successful person and woman. Since this year’s Festival de Cannes is discussing gender equality and pink quotas, as one of the female directors of the Un Certain Regard, Chokri gives her opinion on the matter.

A Brother’s Love: After failing to secure a faculty position in the Philosophy department, 35-year-old Sophia is forced to “temporarily” move in with her older brother Karim. Given their close relationship, he’s more than happy to share his place with his little sister. Their unbreakable bond will be put to the test when, for the first time in his life, Karim falls head over heels in love. Feeling abandoned, Sophia is forced to question her real purpose in life and make choices that will allow her to finally become an adult.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Monia Chokri
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    A Brother's Love
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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