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MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012 BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER - Sally El Hosaini

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2012 MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER - James Floyd

WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS BEST NEWCOMER - Sally El Hosaini
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2012
WORLDVIEW IMPACT AWARD

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2012 BEST EUROPEAN FILM


Verve Pictures are pleased to announce that Sally El Hosaini’s critically acclaimed prize winner My Brother The Devil will be available on DVD and on Blu-Ray from March 18th.

 

My Brother the Devil has put the spotlight on writer/director Sally El Hosaini, who was the winner of the ‘Best British Newcomer’ award at the London Film Festival, and has been established as one of the UK’s boldest and brightest new talents.  Singled out for his outstanding performance, rising star James Floyd was also awarded ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ at the British Independent Film Awards and has been heralded as a star of the future.

 

My Brother The Devil stars newcomer Fady Elsayed and James Floyd alongside Saďd Taghmaoui (La Haine), and is a visually poetic coming-of-age story about two young British Egyptian brothers growing up on the streets of London.

 

Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family's modest London flat is a completely different world – the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome and charismatic older brother Rashid and wants to follow in his footsteps. However, Rashid wants a different life for his little brother and will do what ever it takes to put him through college. Aching to be seen as a tough guy himself, Mo takes a job that unlocks a fateful turn of events and forces the brothers to confront their inner demons.

‘To me, My Brother The Devil is a film about the power of unconditional love. Although it touches on themes of prejudice and identity, at its heart it’s a love story between two brothers’ comments El Hosaini. ‘Mo and Rashid's relationship is the spine and heart of this story and the film is about a journey from a kid and idol relationship to true brotherhood’

Bold and uncompromising, My Brother The Devil has an elegance and a poetry that sets it apart, and firmly establishes El Hosaini as a distinct and visionary voice in British cinema.

My Brother The Devil is a WILD HORSES FILM COMPANY and ROOKS NEST ENTERTAINMENT production, produced by Gayle Griffiths, Julia Godzinskaya, Michael Sackler and executive produced by El Hosaini and Mohamed Hefzy.



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Release Date: 18th March

Cert: 15

Running Time: 111 mins



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