People Assume I’m an Only Child

Director Iona Roisin spent four years filming her autistic younger brother. With the camera movements Roisin aims to find a common language with her brother and identify how he sees the world. When the brother perceives all films as fiction, he has a hard time comprehending himself as a subject of a film.

People Assume I’m An Only Child reveals the strong and warm relationship between siblings. The documentary explores the responsibility of the filmmaker and the power structures of the director and her subject. It discusses the objectivity of personal storytelling – how honest one can dare to be when filming ones own family.

Language: English
Subtitles: –

This is a joint screening of New Visions I with Chimney Boys, A Life from Death, Belle du Jour and Silva. The total duration of the screening is 83 min. After both screenings there will be a Q&A with the director Iona Roisin.

  • Director: Iona Roisin
  • Country: Finland, UK
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 16 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Production: Iona Roisin


  • Andorra: Wed 31.1. klo 16.00
  • Kinopalatsi 7: Sat 3.2. klo 15.15