A couple of months ago I watched the film ‘Brotherhood’ directed by Noel Clarke from the trilogy of ‘Kidulthood’.
Brotherhood is a 2016 British drama film written, directed by and starring Noel Clarke. It has also been selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
I really enjoyed this film along with the two before it in the trilogy. However, when I watched the first two I was not doing media studies, so I enjoyed them from the story. However now a media student, I viewed the the last instalment of the trilogy slightly differently. I stilled thoroughly enjoyed the story line, but could appreciate components such as the camera work, lighting and the mise-en-scene of the film. And all of which were exceptional. The camera work was used in ways to empower people and weaken people by the use of low angles and high angles, the lighting was fantastic as a good portion of the film was filmed at night, yet there was no blurred motion of poor focus and as for the mise-en-scene, through the outfits alone the audience could tell what roles characters played, whether they where a rich drug lord to a part time thug, the audience was told through the mise-en-scene.
This really is a a fantastic film and I recommend any readers go and watch it.