Directed by Bassam Tariq
UK, 2020, 90 mins, Cert 15
A BFI Release
Starring Riz Ahmed, Alyy Khan, Nabhaan Rizwan, Sudha Bhuchar, Anjana Vasan, Aiysha Hart, Hussain Manawer
Winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, Berlin Film Festival 2020
Following on from its VOD release on BFI Player and Curzon Home Cinema on 6 November, MOGUL MOWGLI will have an exclusive at home event at ourscreens Virtual Cinema on Wednesday 25 November at 7.30pm. The one-night–only screening will allow film fans to watch MOGUL MOWGLI together in real time, for just £5 a ticket. Tickets are on sale now at: https://virtual.ourscreen.com/screenings/mogul-mowgli
Presented by the BFI in association with MASSIVE, the event will enable the UK-wide audience to interact and discuss the film as they watch, and feature exclusive additional content. MOGUL MOWGLI will be screened alongside the new lyric video for Riz Ahmed’s Once Kings and a Q+A with Riz Ahmed and writer/director Bassam Tariq that was recorded for the BFI London Film Festival 2020.
MOGUL MOWGLI, co-written, produced by and starring Emmy award-winning actor Riz Ahmed, is the debut fiction feature from the award-winning documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq (These Birds Walk), who co-wrote the screenplay with Ahmed. It follows the story of Zed (Riz Ahmed), a British Pakistani rapper, who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that threatens to derail his big break and forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy.
To experience the world of the film, head to www.mogulmowgli.co.uk.
NEAR THE JUGULAR, a BFI Southbank and BFI Player season of films curated by Bassam Tariq and Riz Ahmed, which was curtailed at BFI Southbank due to cinemas closing under national restrictions, will now take place at the venue in January 2021. It features films that Bassam and Riz have found influential in their lives, and those that inspired MOGUL MOWGLI. The season includes titles such as FIRST REFORMED (Paul Schrader, 2017), THE THREE ROOMS OF MELANCHOLIA (Pirjo Honkasalo, 2004), A TASTE OF CHERRY (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997) and FOUR LIONS (Chris Morris, 2010), and is also available to UK-wide audiences via selected films on BFI Player now.