Clement Virgo’s ‘Brother’ to premiere at TIFF

Canadian director Clement Virgo poses for a photo in Cole Harbour, N.S., on April 28, 2014. Clement Virgo's adaptation of a coming-of-age novel set in Toronto's hip hop scene is bound for the Toronto International Film Festival. "Brother," based on the 1990s-set book of the same name by David Chariandy, will make its world premiere at TIFF in September. Chariandy's novel won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2017 and was a finalist for Canada Reads two years later. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Pittman





Canadian director Clement Virgo poses for a photo in Cole Harbour, N.S., on April 28, 2014. Clement Virgo’s adaptation of a coming-of-age novel set in Toronto’s hip hop scene is bound for the Toronto International Film Festival. “Brother,” based on the 1990s-set book of the same name by David Chariandy, will make its world premiere at TIFF in September. Chariandy’s novel won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2017 and was a finalist for Canada Reads two years later. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Pittman

TORONTO – Clement Virgo’s adaptation of a coming-of-age novel set in Toronto’s hip hop scene is bound for the Toronto International Film Festival.

“Brother,” based on the 1990s-set book of the same name by David Chariandy, will make its world premiere at TIFF in September.

Chariandy’s novel won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2017 and was a finalist for Canada Reads two years later.

“Brother” stars Lamar Johnson of “The Hate U Give” and Aaron Pierre, whose credits include “The Underground Railroad.”

The Canadian director Virgo is perhaps best known for his 2015 miniseries adaptation of “The Book of Negroes” for CBC/BET.

TIFF is set this year for Sept. 8 to 18.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 6, 2022.


A still from the film "Brother" is shown in this undated handout photo. Clement Virgo's adaptation of a coming-of-age novel set in Toronto's hip hop scene is bound for the Toronto International Film Festival. "Brother," based on the 1990s-set book of the same name by David Chariandy, will make its world premiere at TIFF in September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Elevation Pictures

A still from the film “Brother” is shown in this undated handout photo. Clement Virgo’s adaptation of a coming-of-age novel set in Toronto’s hip hop scene is bound for the Toronto International Film Festival. “Brother,” based on the 1990s-set book of the same name by David Chariandy, will make its world premiere at TIFF in September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Elevation Pictures



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