Director: Maria Mohr | Germany 2010 | 90 min
What role does God play in our everyday lives, and how does life in a monastery reconcile itself with a world in constant flux? Maria Mohr delivers a strongly personal account of her aunt Ingrid's unstoppable devotion to God, which also draws parallels to her own late brother and his suicide. "Brother Sister" follows Ingrid's deep fascination of the Spanis monk and mystic Rafael Arnálz, and we journey around Europe at the heels of her burning desire to spread the word of the long deceased thinker, and to finally witness his sanctification. Can one draw parallels between the aunt's burning mission and the director's own loss of her brother? The saint and the brother are placed side-by-side in the story, which stretches across 60 years, where loss, faith and a personal calling come together in an abstract collage. With the life story of the Spanish mystic as its starting point, the dead brother and the aunt's life project come together to form a whole, which with the motive of faith gives rise to a discussion and reveals the parallels between the isolated life in a monastery and the aimless life of modernity. Is there still space for God, and what space is there in the world for all those for whom the answer is yes?
Bruder Schwester (Germany, 2010, 90 min.)
Director: Maria Mohr. Production: Hanfgarn & Ufer Film und TV Produktion, Maria Mohr Film.