Written and directed by Sally El Hosaini, My Brother The Devil stars newcomer Fady Elsayed and rising star James Floyd alongside Said Tagmaoui (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.
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.