Alexey was born in Russia and adopted by Gabriela, a single woman in Spain. Later, Gabriela and Alexey adopted Mateo, another child from Siberia. Over the course of nine years, Alexey and Mateo demonstrate what it means to build bonds of reciprocal trust despite the internal conflicts they face. Mexican director Alana Simões says of her first feature, truly a labor of love in more ways than one: “I see this relationship I’ve followed for years now, as the purest manifestation of affection: the chosen brotherhood, the shared orphanage.” Mi Hermano is an affecting experience for the film’s subjects and for its audience.
Shown as part of the World Filmmakers’ Forum, with special guest Alana Simões.