June 5, 2023

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Belgian film ‘Rebel’ heads to US

The Belgian film ‘Rebel’ directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilal Falla will soon be released in the US. The film was previously a big hit in Belgian cinemas. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2022 and has won several awards.

The story is about Kamal, a young man from Brussels who goes to Syria to help the victims of the war, but is later joined by the Islamic State. At home in Molenbeek, the extremists want to force his little brother to go to Syria as well.

Strike: The directors describe the film as a ‘blockbuster art-house film’. An art film that is also loved by the general public. The directors are happy that it is now being screened in the US as well.

The film will now be distributed in North America and Canada by Yellow Veil Pictures, a distributor based in New York and Los Angeles, which focuses on films that straddle the line between commercial and art-house cinema.

Rebel It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 26, 2022 and has already won several awards, including Best Narrative Feature at the Philadelphia Film Festival. Following earlier sales to more than 70 countries, producer Caviar announced on Saturday that the film has now been picked up for distribution in North America and Canada by Yellow Sun Pictures. It is a film distributor based in New York and Los Angeles, focusing on festival favorites on the border between commercial and arthouse cinema.

According to Joe Yannick, co-founder of Yellow Veil Pictures, Rebel So perfectly up their alley. “Adil and Bilal have taken what they learned in Hollywood and brought it back to pure art-house cinema to create an unforgettable experience that they can’t wait to share with American audiences. If there is a blockbuster art-house movie. , then Rebel Surely.”

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The directorial duo that previously won Brussels Black And with Hollywood Bad boys for life is excited. “We are thrilled that Yellow Sun Films will bring our unique film to US theaters. We are now Bad Boys Ride or Die Run and release our shoulders this fall.”


Rebel Not shying away from tough themes, it’s a film that sticks in the ribs long after the credits roll. “If If there was an Oscar for courage, Adil El Arbi and Bilal Falla would surely win it,” our critic wrote last year.