Egyptian filmmaker scoops best newcomer award

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

An Egyptian-Welsh filmmaker has been awarded the Most Promising Newcomer at the London Evening Standard Film Awards for her first film, My Brother the Devil.

Sally El Hosaini was honoured for her debut movie about gun crime, sexuality and gangs, which took almost six years to complete.

The film tells the story of two bothers Rashid and Mohammed. Rashid sells drugs to a local gang and puts the money he earns in his mother’s purse. Screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, My Brother the Devil went on to win the cinematography award in the World Cinema Dramatic Feature category.

El Hosaini, who started filming in London during the summer riots of 2011, told The Independent that the events “underlined” why she had remained committed to raising money for the film. She added that there had never been a time when an “honest depiction of this world and disenfranchised youth” was needed more.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Features & Analysis
Jordanian '2 Guns' producer topping the US box office

Jordanian '2 Guns' producer topping the US box office

Motaz Nabulsi’s latest release '2 Guns’ stars Mark Wahlberg and...

Kuwait sees quiet revival in arts scene

Kuwait sees quiet revival in arts scene

New generation of artists emerge eager to tackle sensitive issues...

1
Artist combines Gulf's favourites in new work

Artist combines Gulf's favourites in new work

Luxury, cars and creative art combine in Markus Haub's Racing...

Most Discussed
  • 54
    Three UAE women attacked with hammer at London hotel

    I really feel that Arabian Business.Com should now close this comments page. This should be all about sympathy for the families not what it is/has turned... more

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:06 PM - Adrienne
  • 51
    Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

    What is definitely not a plastic city. The Arabs have a culture dating back to several centuries. 50 years back Dubai was just a fishing village. Today... more

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 3:49 PM - P. MADHUSUDAN
  • 48
    DMCC boss Ahmed Bin Sulayem entertains Robert Mugabe in Dubai

    @fga ''However today, simply because he decided to dispossess a few white farmers of their land and redistribute to the poorer indigenous blacks'' more

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 3:02 PM - Matt Williams