Two old Polish brothers come back to their homeland after having been deported to Siberia. The first one is an artist, the other a pragmatic engineer: despite their differences they love and support each other, and together they face the passage of time and the hardships of life. To tell their story, Wojciech Staroń paid recurring visits to the two brothers and took plenty of time to become a part of their daily lives. He captured the passing of time in the old men’s lives and reveals the deep bound that unites them.

Director's Biography
WOJCIECH STAROŃ was born in 1973 in Poland and studied at the Łódź Film School. His works explore the theme of cultural identity, language, and the sense of belonging. Having worked as a cinematographer on international productions, Brothers is Staroń’s feature-length debut. It premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival 2015 and received the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig in 2015. // Films (selection): Syberyjska lekcja (Siberian Lesson, 1998, doc), Argentyńska lekcja (Argentinian lesson, 2011, doc), Bracia (Brothers, 2015, doc)
Competition Documentary 2016
Wojciech Staroń
Poland 2015
71 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Wojciech Staroń
Cinematography Wojciech Staroń
Editing Wojciech Staroń
Music Cesar Lerner, Sergio Gurrola, Karol Lipiński
Producer(s) Wojciech Staroń (StaronFilm, PL)
StaronFilm Zygmunta Krasiskiego 16/139 01-581 Warsaw, Poland
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2015
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere