For its second edition, the European Film Festival (EUFF) (#EuroFilmFestSA) celebrates women through the theme A Woman’s World, with a selection of films that feature female directors, strong female characters or women-related stories.
This year’s EUFF features 12 internationally-acclaimed films, representing the best of European cinema and never before screened to South African audiences.
The European Film Festival is hosted by Cinema Nouveau, co-ordinated by the French Institute of South Africa, and organised in partnership with the European Union and 12 other European cultural agencies or embassies in South Africa: the British Council, the Camões Institute, the French Institute of South Africa, the Goethe-Institut, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Embassy of Belgium and Flemish delegation, as well as the Embassies of Austria, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
All the featured films are the recipients of numerous awards and accolades at international film festivals and competitions, including the Oscars and the Cannes Film Festival. They are the latest productions from the most exciting and talented film directors in Europe at the moment, and a true reflection of European cinematographic creativity and diversity.
Director: Sally El Hosaini
Cast: Saïd Taghmaoui, James Floyd
1hr 51min | English
My Brother the Devil is a masterful debut from director Sally El Hosaini, one of the brightest new talents of UK cinema. Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional and modest British-Arab household in London. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome older brother Rashid and wants to follow 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, the discovery of Rashid’s homosexuality forces Mo to confront his own fears and phobias, and threatens to tear the brothers apart.
How to enter the competition:
Competition closes Monday, 11 May 2015.
Pretoria: 9 double tickets are up for grabs.
Johannesburg: 8 double tickets are up for grabs.
The SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 are a partnership between the Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa and the British Council.