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Rebel (Belgium) - AWFF Centerpiece Film

Rebel (Belgium) - AWFF Centerpiece Film

Date(s) - 11/16/2022
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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AMC Marina Marketplace 6


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Rebel (Belgium) – AWFF Centerpiece Film


About this event

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AWFF is proud to present its Official Selection of 2022 Asian Oscar and Golden Globe submissions for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language respectively, along with a number of special screenings and tribute retrospectives. The Festival aims to promote all films through physical and online screenings, panels, events and social media platforms, in order to assist the filmmakers in their campaigns for Award success.


Rebel (Belgium)

Sponsored by Festival International du Film de Bruxelles (FIFB)

First Screening: November 11, 2022 @ 9PM PT

Second Screening: November 16, 2022 @ 8:30PM PT

Where: AMC Marketplace 6 (4335 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292)



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Genre: Drama

Duration: 135 minutes

Director: Adil El Arbi, Biall Fallah

Language(s): Arabic, French

Subtitles: English

Producers: Bert Hamelinck, Dimitri Verbeeck

Editor: Frédéric Thoraval

Principal Cast: Aboubakr Bensaihi, Lubna Azabal, Tara Abboud


When Kamal resolves to change his life for the better, he leaves Belgium to help war victims in Syria. But, having arrived, he is forced to join a militia and is left stranded in Raqqa. Back home, his younger brother Nassim quickly becomes easy prey for radical recruiters, who promise to reunite him with his brother. Their mother, Leila, fights to protect the only thing she has left: her youngest son.

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Belgian-Moroccan Muslim filmmakers Adil and Bilall first gained attention in 2015 with their film Black, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where it won the Discovery section. Further film credits include Gangsta, which was selected in Palm Springs, where Adil & Bilall were shortlisted in “10 Directors to Watch”. In 2020, they directed Bad Boys for Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, which grossed over $426 million at the worldwide box office.

Adil & Billal’s television credits include pilots for the critically acclaimed FX series Snowfall in 2017, as well as the series Soil, which debuted on Netflix in 2021 after winning three Ensor Awards in Belgium, including Best Television Show. More recently, they directed the pilot and additional episodes of the highly anticipated series Ms. Marvel, starring Iman Vellani. They also served as executive producers on the series, which debuted on Disney+ on June 8, 2022.

Rebel, which the duo co-wrote and co-directed, it had premiered as a Midnight Screening at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.



About Asian World Film Festival:

The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), founded by Kyrgyz public figure Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, brings the very best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles to draw greater recognition to the region’s wealth of filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from over 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India and South-East Asia. The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens Oscar and Golden Globe submissions for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language respectively. All films that participate in the Festival will have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season and showcased to members of the Motion Picture Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention and awards consideration. AWFF is a non-profit organization under Aitysh USA.

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