Writer-director Brest worked at Bronx State Hospital during college where he observed the behaviors of various patients.
Riahi lived in France for four years, beginning at the age of two, while her father was trained in Brest as a hydrologist.
city in France, from Celtic, from bre "hill." The city in Belarus is from Slavic berest "elm." Part of Lithuania from 1319, it thus was known, for purposes of distinguishing them, as Brest Litovsk until 1921.