Rust & Bone director Jacques Audiard’s Western The Sisters Brothers premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival in Canada. Adapted by Thomas Bidegain from Patrick DeWitt’s book, the film stars John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Allison Tolman, Carol Kane and Rutger Hauer.

Here are the highlights from the full press conference. Audiard talks about the unlikely event of him making a Western, and how the leading actors bonded during production. Bidegain talks up Patrick DeWitt’s source material, and you also get to see Joaquin Phoenix’s gaunt look as he shoots the new DC film The Joker.

The Sister Brothers is released on the 21st of September, 2018 in the US.

The Sisters Brothers TIFF Press Conference Highlights


In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.