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Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Fortnight 2015, Feature film, 1h34


Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a compelling and complex portrait of modern day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. Chloé Zhao sensitively infiltrates isolated Indian Country to offer a rare, modern gaze keenly felt through the eyes of her magnetic non-professional lead actors, providing a universally resonant tale set amid the magnificent, promising wild of young generation Lakotas.


Chloé Zhao

Chloé was born in Beijing, studied politics at Mt Holyoke College and Film at NYU. Her feature debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me premiered at 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will have its international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Chloé is currently developing her next feature film set in the Sandhills of Nebraska and working on a documentary filmmaking summer camp for youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This film is produced by Forest Whitaker for Significant Productions.

Eléonore Hendricks
Irene Bedard
Jashaun St. John
John Reddy
Taysha Fuller
Travis Lone Hill

Chloé Zhao

Joshua James Richards

Bob Edwards

Alan Canant

Peter Golub

Production :
Significant Productions
3349 Cahuenga Blvd – Suite #5
90068 Los Angeles – États-Unis
T : +1 81 8919 8361

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Fortissimo Films
T : +31 20 627 3215

Distribution :
Diaphana Distribution
T : +33 1 53 46 66 66

Presse nationale / National press :
Bossa Nova – Michel Burstein
T : +33 1 43 26 26 26

Presse internationale / International press :
DDA Consulting
Tiffany Kizito
T : 44 7962 652 121
Assistée de / Assisted by
Joanna Sturrock
T : + 44 7726 900 935

Press release

“A lilting, immersive film that has an emotional afterglow” /// eyeforfilm

“A painfully authentic series of flash portraits” /// Screen

Rencontre avec Chloé Zhao /// Indie Wire

“Poignant et réaliste” /// Culturebox

“Indien dans la peine” /// Le Figaro

“Un film par ailleurs très attachant” /// Libération