La Traviata, My Brothers and I
Nour, a 14-year-old boy, is enjoying the beginning of the summer holidays in the South of France. He is the youngest of four brothers.
They live together in a council estate, taking turns caring for their mother who is in a coma. She used to love Italian Opera, so Nour plays it for her, and develops a passion for that music.
Between community work and rising tensions at home, Nour dreams of escaping to a faraway place. When he crosses paths with Sarah, an Opera singer teaching summer classes, he finally finds the opportunity to come out of his shell and explore new horizons.
“Manca directs with real joie de vivre in this charming cinema verite crowd-pleaser.” ~Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia
“Yohan Manca successfully overcomes clichés by creating credible relationships and a joyful tone in a coming-of-age tale involving three disadvantaged brothers.” ~Fabien Lamercier, Cineuropa.com