Witkin & Witkin


Scotiabank Theatre 4 Tue, May 1, 2018 6:15 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Thu, May 3, 2018 1:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Sat, May 5, 2018 10:30 AM
Film Info
Country Listing:Mexico
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Made In Mexico
Film Subjects:Mexico
Families & Family Stories
Art & Artists
Architecture, Design & Photography
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Trisha Ziff
Producer(s):Isabel del Río
Luis Arenas
Executive Producer(s):Victor Leyceguí
Pablo Zimbron
Paul O'Shea
Kevin Iwashina
Beto Bross
Jake Scott
Simón Bross
Editor(s):Jorge Márquez
Writer(s):Trisha Ziff
Cinematography:Claudio Rocha
Felipe Pérez Burchard
Composer:Jacobo Lieberman
Sound:Pablo Lach
Percival Argüero


From the acclaimed director Trisha Ziff comes yet another captivating artist portrait: the deep and resonant story of two brothers. Painter and life-long educator Jerome and renowned photographer Joel-Peter are identical twins, but their lives, art and personalities could not be more divergent. Joel-Peter is a famed and highly controversial photographer whose Caravaggio and Dali–inspired arrangements, often constructed with cadavers and body parts, are transgressive and macabre. His brother Jerome is a figurative artist whose paintings deal with political, social and cultural themes. Ziff is a master at creating artist portraits that dive deeply into the psyche, drawing out her subjects’ more complicated and unseen layers—the ones they often hide behind their work. Filmed over five years, the brothers come to a crucial point in both their lives, encountering an unexpected change in their artistic trajectories, their self-perceptions and their relationship with each other. Heather Haynes

Co-presented with Ryerson Image Centre.

Made In Mexico program presented in collaboration with the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE).

Additional Information

NOW - 3 Stars, "Art enthusiasts will love this doc"

POV - "An enlightening character study."

CBC - "From McQueen to M.I.A. to Mister Rogers, here are the must-see arts films at Hot Docs 2018"

IDA - "20 IDA-supported Films Screening at Hot Docs"