K5 wins international sales for LFF winner My Brother the Devil – movieScope
The news comes after El Hosaini won the Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival which came to a close this weekend.
A story of two British Egyptian brothers growing up in London, Jury President David Heyman said of the film: “Sally El Hosaini’s writing and direction displayed a remarkable maturity. The film transcended its genre with lyricism and tenderness and possessed a wonderful emotional truth.”
Verve Pictures releases in the UK starting in November, while Pacha Pictures previously held the sales rights.
Producer Julia Godzinskaya said: “We look forward to working with K5 who are as passionate about the film as we are.”
Carl Clifton, head of sales at K5, added: ““It’s a rare gem of a film that will surprise and seduce. Sally El Hosaini is clearly one of the UK’s most exciting talents and we’re thrilled to be establishing a relationship with her and the film’s really talented producers, and to be taking her work out to the global market where we know it will resonate.”
My Brother The Devil is a Wild Horses Film Company and Rooks Nest Entertainment production.