THE SCENE CLUB TO SCREEN ACCLAIMED BRITISH FILM “MY BROTHER THE DEVIL”
Sun Oct 27,2013
The next monthly Scene Club screening will take place on Wednesday 6th November showing Welsh/Egyptian screenwriter and director Sally El Hosaini’s debut feature MY BROHER THE DEVIL. The film will be shown at Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre at 8pm, but guests are invited to arrive at 7pm to collect their pre-booked complimentary tickets and for an hour of networking with fellow film enthusiasts.
The Scene Club is Dubai’s monthly film club showcasing some of the best world independent cinema, run with the support of the Dubai International Film Festival and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts and heritage.
MY BROTHER THE DEVIL is a story about identity, brotherhood and the courage it takes to live life on your own terms in an uncompromising world.
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 older brother Rashid and wants to follow is his footsteps. However, Rashid, a charismatic and shrewd member of a local gang, wants a different life for his little brother and deals drugs hoping to put Mo through college. One eventful summer, Rashid’s sexual awakening forces Mo to confront his own fears and phobias and threatens to tear the brothers apart.
Written and directed by Sally El Hosaini in her feature film debut, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL stars newcomer Fady Elsayed as Mo, James Floyd as his older brother Rashid, and Saïd Taghmaoui as Sayyid.
MY BROTHER THE DEVIL has won multiple awards at some of the most prestigious international film festivals, including Sundance 2012 (Best Cinematography and WorldView/Sundance Impact Award), Berlinale 2012 (Best European Film), BFI London Film Festival 2012 (Best Newcomer – Sally El Hosaini), Los Angeles Outfest 2012 (Grand Jury Prize for Best International Feature), British Independent Film Awards 2012 (Best Newcomer – James Floyd), Milan Film Festival 2012 (Best Actor – James Floyd).
The Scene Club will be welcoming up and coming British actor James Floyd for an open Q&A session with the audience at the end of the screening. James Floyd won the Most Promising Newcomer award at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards and The Independent newspaper named him ‘a star-in-the-making’.
Tickets to The Scene Club are complimentary, however guests are required to pre-book them online at www.thesceneclub.com and then collect them from the club’s Registration Desk at Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre from 7.00pm on the night of the screening. As seating is offered on “first come, first served” basis, guests are strongly encouraged to arrive as close as possible to 7pm to avoid disappointment. Between 7pm and 8pm all registered guest can meet fellow film enthusiasts in The Scene Club networking lounge, while enjoying complimentary popcorn. The film will start at 8pm followed by a Q&A session with actor James Floyd.