Feature Film

Mogul Mowgli

On the cusp of his first world tour, rapper Zed (Riz Ahmed) is struck by a serious autoimmune disease. He gets into an emotional crisis which forces him to deal with his past, his cultural heritage and his family.

Director Bassam Tariq and rapper, actor and activist Riz Ahmed co-wrote the screenplay for this gripping feature film debut. Both grew up in the West as part of a minority community. They both knew what it was like to dream of artistic endeavour, while also being conscious of your family history, the outlook of some of your parents, cousins, and siblings, being elsewhere. “We wanted to tell a story about the tension that exists between pursuing your own ambitions and connecting to the people that matter - yourself, your family, your loved ones.”

Director: Bassam Tariq • Script: Bassam Tariq, Riz Ahmed • Great Britain 2020 • 90 Min • English, Urdu with English subtitles • Cast: Riz Ahmed, Alvy Khan, Sudha Bhuchar, Nabhaan Rizwan, Anjana, Vasan, Aiysha Hart

Photo: Annika Summerson
Photo: Annika Summerson
Photo: Annika Summerson

Sa, 7. Nov, 18 Uhr – So 8.Nov, 18 Uhr  Online Stream

With the Online-Festival-Pass for 8 € you will get access (within Germany) to following films: Aise Hee – Just like that, Kislay Kislay / Mogul Mowgli, Bassam Tariq / New Generations Short Film Wallah Competition / Moothon – The Elder One, Geetu Mohandas / Baaram – Burden, Priya Krishnaswamy

7.11.2020 (Samstag), 20:00, Frankfurt

Mogul Mowgli, Entrance 10 € (reduced 8 €), Orfeos Erben, Hamburger Allee 45, 60486 Frankfurt am Main

27.11.2020 (Freitag), 19:30, Köln

Mogul Mowgli, Entrance 10 € (reduced 8 €), Filmpalette, Lübecker Straße 15, 50668 Köln

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