In collaboration with the British Council, Chris Morris' Four Lions was screened at !f Istanbul 10th AFM International Independent Film Festival. The screenings were followed by Q&A session with the presence of the director.
Apart from the screenings and the Q&A sessions which were also digitally broadcast in 23 cities in Turkey, British Council Turkey organised a breakfast with Chris Morris to meet films students and journalists to talk about the film and the many questions it raises.
The 10th, 46th and71st entrants received their free tickets!
Congratulations to İsmail Sinan Gökçek, Tan Akınsal and Seral Karakulak! They watched the Gala screnning of "Four Lions" and joined the Q&A session with the Director, Chris Morris after the screening.
In a British city, four so called jihadis planned to ram a western naval vessel with a launch full of bombs but it isn’t clear whether any of them can strike a match without injury. In real life, the close up business of terrorism can be shot through with farce. Cells are driven by the same group dynamics as football teams and stag parties. Four Lions is based on three years of meetings with imams, community leaders, moderates, radicals, police, security services, ex mujahideen and a wealth of surveillance material from major trials. It plunges us beyond the headlines into a cell of authentically daft 'self-start' British jihadis. Bristling with verbal jousting and large scale set pieces, their story spirals into a farce of certainties, confusions, errors and bombs.
"Four Lions" was screened live in 23 cities in Turkey!
In 2010, five festival films were digitally broadcast in 16 cities at the same time as Istanbul; this year, "!f²" was be held in 23 cities in Turkey as well as Ramallah (Palestine) and Tbilisi (Georgia). Universities, unions, women's groups and other NGOS in these cities, many of which lack a cinema, organize a screening venue. Then, MUBI, the online cinema website, works with "!f 2" to enabling high quality film streaming for a symbolic fee. The five films selected for "!f²", were screened on the last three days of the festival, from February 25-27, at the same time as in Istanbul. In addition, audiences in all places participated in Q & As with the filmmakers following the screenings and Four Lions is one of those selected films.
To see the full list of the film and cities please visit !f² Istanbul Live
Born in 1962 in Bristol, England, Christopher Morris is a satirist, writer, director and actor. In the 1990’s Morris devoted himself to comedy, writing and directing a series of radio and television programs. In 2002, he directed his first short My Wrongs 8245–8249 & 117, which won the BAFTA for best short film. Four Lions is his debut feature film.