My brother Gregor is about to make the biggest decision of his life. He has joined the Catholic order of the Steyler Missionaries to become a monk. If he doesn't have a change of heart, he will take his final vows in a year's time and commit to a life of chastity, poverty, obedience and service to the Catholic Church. I am highly critical of his choice. We come from a Catholic background, but I had my own reasons to break with the family tradition. My brother and I haven't spoken in ten years.
This film is my quest to understand my brother's extreme decision and explore his world that lies behind the thick monastery walls.
What I discover may prove to be far more than I bargained for.
'My Brother's Vows' presents a candid and sensitive portrait of my brother’s journey to priesthood - his trials, tribulations and triumphs during this intense time. As Gregor opens up his life to me and shares his innermost feelings we grapple with our very different attitudes towards sex, family, faith and religion.
Will we be able to reconnect and will Gregor really take the final vows?