Review: My Brother the Devil

(Sally El Hosaini, 2012)

Taking a topic very much in vogue, thanks to Noel Clarke’s treatment of inner city London and all its lawless adolescent trimmings, first-time filmmaker Sally El Hosaini has fashioned a gritty depiction of dangerous games played by two members of an Egyptian family living on a Hackney housing estate in My Brother the Devil. Although the first-time director often lapses into genre conventions, Hosaini offers a knowledgeable handling of the film’s central thematic concerns, whilst defying expectation with his narrative structure. (Continue reading here)

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