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Clement Virgo’s ‘Brother’ to premiere at Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition

Clement Virgo’s ‘Brother’ to premiere at Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition

TORONTO — Clement Virgo’s adaptation of a coming-of-age novel set in Toronto’s hip hop scene is sure for the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition.

“Brother,” primarily based on the Nineties-set e-book of the identical identify by David Chariandy, will make its world premiere at TIFF in September.

Chariandy’s novel received the Rogers Writers’ Belief 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 credit embody “The Underground Railroad.”

The Canadian director Virgo is maybe finest identified for his 2015 miniseries adaptation of “The Guide of Negroes” for CBC/BET.

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TIFF is about this yr for Sept. 8 to 18.

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