Virgil Films & Entertainment has announced the home video (DVD/Blu-ray) releases of 3 S&A-covered titles: Michel Gondry’s The We And The I, British/Egyptian drama My Brother The Devil, and Egyptian revolution documentary, 1/2 Revolution.
Michel Gondry’s Bronx tale The We and The I made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, last year (2012).
The film stars Michael Brodie, Teresa Lynn, Laidychen Carrasco, Raymond Delgado, Jonathan Ortiz, Jonathan Worrell and Alex Barrios, and is described as follows:
The We and the I is the heartfelt and comical story of the final bus ride home for a group of young high school students and graduates. As kids depart the bus for the last time, we get to learn about these graduates as they step into the world – their love, their conflicts, their despair and their hope.
There’s actually a sci-fi element to the story not mentioned in the above synopsis – the school kids accidentally travel into the future, where they discover a machine that keeps people young; although there’s really no sign of that part of the story in the below trailer.
Virgil Films will release the film on DVD on September 17.
The trailer for The We and The I, follows below (poster underneath):
The Sundance Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival prize-winning British/Egyptian drama My Brother The Devil, written and directed by Egyptian-Welsh screenwriter and director Sally El Hosaini (her feature film debut), stars James Floyd, Fady Elsayed and Saïd Taghmaoui.
It tells the story of two sons of Egyptian immigrants coming of age on the streets of gangland, East London.
Rounding out the cast are familiar names of black British talents you might recognize, like Ashley Bashy Thomas, and Letitia Wright.
Virgil Films will release the film on September 24.
Watch the full trailer below for a glimpse at what to expect:
And finally, 1/2 Revolution, directed by Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim – a 2012 Sundance Film Festival entry, an immediate, visceral, first-person documentation of just a few days of a still ongoing struggle, one year after that first day, January 25, 2011 (also referred to as the “Day of Revolt“), when protests erupted throughout Egypt, with tens of thousands gathered in multiple cities all over the country, targeting the then autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak (30 years in the making) – the poverty, unemployment, and government corruption.
No pomp and circumstance, no flash and dash, just raw footage of a few days of a historic moment in time, cut into a 72 minute rush – shades of another movie about a revolution – Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle Of Algiers – the 1966 film on Algeria’s struggles for independence from under French rule.
Karim El Hakim and Omar Shargawi directed the film.
Virgil will release the film on DVD on September 24.
Trailer follows below: