Directed by: Chris Morris Script: Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain Producer: Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger Production company: Film4 Cinematography: Lol Crawley Editing: Billy Sneddon Cast: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak
Format: 35 mm Running time: 102'
Synopsis In a British city, four men have a secret plan. Omar (Riz Ahmed) is disillusioned about the treatment of Muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj (Kayvan Novak) has ever heard. Better still it’s a no brainer because Omar does his thinking for him. Opposed to Omar and everyone else on earth is the white Islamic convert Barry (Nigel Lindsay). He’d realise he joined the cell to channel his nihilism - if he had half the self knowledge of a duck. Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) is the odd man out. He can make a bomb – but he can’t blow himself up just now coz his sick dad has ‘started eating newspaper’. Instead he’s training crows to fly bombs through windows. This is what Omar has to deal with. They must strike a decisive blow on their own turf but can any of them strike a match without punching himself in the face?
Awards and Festivals BAFTA Awards 2011 - BAFTA Film Award Outstanding Debut
Directors Biography Chris Morris has been a creative and inspiring force across TV and Radio for twenty years. As a broadcaster, writer, satirist, producer and performer he has entertained and stunned audiences with audacious ground breaking comedy. 'Four Lions' marks Chris’s debut as a feature film director.
Location and screening schedule: TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Monday, October 17th at 19.00 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Tuesday, October 18th at 21.00