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My Brother the Devil

My Brother the Devil Feature Film




Synopsis

My Brother the Devil tells the story of two brothers tested loyalty as their paths collide amidst a violent world of drugs and gangs. 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.


FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • WINNER L.A. Outfest 2012 - Outstanding International Narrative Feature (Grand Jury Award)

  • WINNER - Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013 - Most Promising Newcomer (Sally El Hosaini)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013 - Best Technical Achievement (David Raedeker)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Evening Standard British Film Awards 2013 - Most Promising Newcomer (James Floyd)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - BFI London Film Festival 2012 - Sutherland Trophy

  • WINNER - Berlin International Film Festival 2012 - Label Europa Cinemas Award

  • WINNER - British Independent Film Awards 2012 - Most Promising Newcomer (James Floyd)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - British Independent Film Awards 2012 - Douglas Hickox Award (Sally El Hosaini)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013 - Young British Performer of the Year (Fady Elsayed)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013 - Breakthrough British Filmmaker (Sally El Hosaini)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013 - Technical Achievement of the Year (David Raedeker)

  • NOMINATED - London Film Festival 2012 - Best British Newcomer (Fady Elsayed)

  • WINNER - Milan International Film Festival 2012 - Best Actor (James Floyd)

  • NOMINATED - Milan International Film Festival 2012 - Best Director (Sally El Hosaini)

  • NOMINATED - Milan International Film Festival 2012 - Best Screenwriting (Sally El Hosaini)

  • NOMINATED - Oslo Films from the South Festival 2012 - Best Feature

  • WINNER - San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Best First Feature

  • WINNER - Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Cinematography Award World Cinema (David Raedeker)

  • NOMINATED - Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Grand Jury Prize World Cinema


FILM REVIEWS

"El Hosaini's voice remains crisp, cool and consistently street-smart" Guy Lodge ★★★★✩ - Guy Lodge, Empire

"An energetic and imaginative tale of siblings at a criminal crossroads" John Anderson, Variety 

"In the busy swirl of London urban drama which fly in and out of our cinemas this thoughtful and powerful film stands above the crowd" ★★★★✩ Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys 

"A highly promising debut; if our credulity gets roughed up in places, it's warmth, compassion and maturity bring a ray of sunshine to Brit-film's bleakest genre" ★★★★✩ Simon Kinnear, Total Film

"It's an athletic, loose-limbed piece of movie-making, not perfect, but bursting with energy and adrenaline" ★★★★✩ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"A very promising debut - slick, muscular, entertaining and emotional satisfying" David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"Just when you thought gun crime in London's East End couldn't yield another movie worth seeing, along comes My Brother the Devil to show us what we've all been missing." ★★★★✩ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph(UK)

"Nuances of faith, politics and sexual identity enrich what initially presents as a classic good son-bad son tale" ★★★★★ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"An engrossing debut from director Sally El Hosaini, My Brother the Devil is authentic, emotionally complex and powerfully acted as any film you'll see this year" ★★★★✩ Simon Brookfield, We Got This Covered 

"It's refreshing to see a new generation reinterpret the classics. James Cagney would be proud." Mike D'Angelo, AV Club