Hot Docs review: Siblings

Audrey Gordon's film about siblings separated by foster homes who reunite annually is small, lyrical and often beautiful


SIBLINGS (Audrey Gordon, France). 63 minutes. Rating: NNNN


Audrey Gordon’s small, lyrical, fly-on-the-wall doc drops in on a summer camp where siblings separated by foster homes reunite annually.

The children, from adolescents to verging on adult, soak up everything they missed in the year together, whether it’s a birthday cake, impromptu dance-off or aimless but comforting wandering. The film doesn’t hang on their unfortunate circumstances, nor does it try to impose any meaning beyond a clever structure that’s aware of how fleeting time can be.

But within that time, Gordon collects moments between these kids and sees something beautiful in the unique connections they make.

May 3, 6 pm, Scotiabank 7 May 4, 3:15 pm, Scotiabank 7 May 5, 12:30 pm, Fox Theatre

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