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Global Bulletin: BFI Distribution Picks Up Riz Ahmed-Starrer ‘Mogul Mowgli’

Global Bulletin: BFI Distribution Picks Up Riz Ahmed-Starrer ‘Mogul Mowgli’

In today’s Global Bulletin, BFI Distribution gets Riz Ahmed’s “Mogul Mowgli,” London’s Dagenham neighborhood gets go-ahead to build new world-class film studios, Banijay Nordics confirms its CEO, Zinc Media Group promotes from within, Endemol Shine Germany sells new singing format, and Koch Films buys Sola Media.

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Mogul Mowgli,” co-written, starring and produced by Riz Ahmed and his company Left Handed Films, has been acquired by BFI Distribution. The fiction feature debut of celebrated documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq, it premiered at Berlin in February, winning the Fipresci International Critics Prize.

Following Ahmed’s character Zed, the film tells the story of a British Pakistani rapper preparing for his first world tour when a sudden illness threatens to end his international career before it even begins. After the diagnosis, Zed takes a step back and takes stock of his past, his family and the uncertain legacy he is leaving behind.

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