Bruder Schwester, Germany, 2010, 90 min, Digi Beta, HD, Creative, Personal View, Religion
A German nun loves a Spanish saint to-be: Rafael Arnaiz, who died 3 years before Sister Ingrid was born. She only has a piece of his rib as an official relic – and his complete works, that she translated from Spanish to German. But why does a German nun love a Spanish saint? Sister Ingrid is the filmmaker’s aunt. This allows an intensive look into the world of the Roman-Catholic Church, where she learned to follow her ideas of a rather independent life. Rafael Arnaiz, who was suffering from Diabetes, had already died at the age of 27. He lived a life between culture, arts, music, good food and fast cars and his sober Trappist abbey – a young, attractive and charismatic young man who nowadays seems to be a the perfect role model of a “modern” saint. "Brother Sister" is a personal reflection on the tightrope walk between wishes and obligations, between Christian humility and the longing for freedom.
Director of photography:
Johanna Aust, Christine A. Maier, Anne Misselwitz
Maria Mohr, Gesa Marten
Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion GbR
10823 Berlin, Germany
DOK Leipzig 2010, Germany