AMIDST THE ROUGH and tumble quasi-gangster existence displayed in this dramatic debut of Welsh-Egyptian writer and director Sally El Hosaini, there are few taboos. However, while casually exposing the world of money, drugs and violence that is so inherent to the urban struggle, there is one last outpost of unthinkable offense – Muslim homosexuality.

WE GET TO follow brothers Mo and Rashid during a summer filled with new discoveries. When Rashid falls in love with same sex photographer Sayyid, his little brother Mo is deeply upset. Balancing the expectations of their traditional Egyptian household with the scruffy reality of the gang-ridden streets outside, there is little room in Mo’s life for acceptance of his older brother’s sexual deviation.

THIS TURBULENT TALE of two Muslim brothers has, amongst other distinctions, gained acclaim at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival and 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

MALIN WIMAN

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Title
My Brother the Devil
Director
Sally El Hosaini
Country
Great Britain
Length
111 min
Festival
2012
Section
Competition
Language
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2012
Cast
James Floyd, Fady Elsayed, Said Taghmaoui, Aymen Hamdouchi, Ashley Bashy Thomas, Anthony Welsh, Arnold Oceng, Letitia Wright, Amira Ghazalla, Elarica Gallacher, Nasser Memariza
Producer
Julia Godzinskaya, Gayle Griffiths, Michael Sackler Michael S. Constable, Sally El Hosaini, Mohamed
Script
Sally El Hosaini
Music
Stuart Earl

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