Screening of “Four Lions” – February 5th 2014

"Four Lions"

Screening on Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Directed by Chris Morris

  •   Year: 2010  |  Country: UK

  •   Running time: 97 min. | Cassification: (15)

  •   Watch a clip here

Four Lions premiered at the Sundance film festival in January 2010 and proved both a commercial and critical success on release in the UK. *

 

Summary:

"Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce.

In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots." – IMDB.com

Comments:

"In the tradition of Chaplin sending up Hitler, Chris Morris depicts a movement of violent berks and prats. In this film, everyone is stupid. The suicide bombers are stupid; the coppers are stupid; even the clever suicide bomber with the gentle, loving marriage and adoring son is stupid: he is the most culpably stupid of all.

And this never looks like a cop-out or a moral equivalence of stupidity, but the comic enactment of a generally degraded and absurd culture of paranoid futility." – The Guardian. *

Screening on February 5th 2014, Wednesday

Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library

Church Lane, E11 1HG, London. See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe here.

* Note: If the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates.