Finding Farce in Terrorism
Posted on Dec 3, 2009
A British comedy that follows a group of bumbling terrorists trying to pull off an atrocity has won approval from the taste-makers at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie was reportedly inspired by real-life tales of farce in terrorist cells, which, in the words of the filmmaker’s office, “have the same group dynamics as stag parties.”
“Four Lions” had been rejected by the BBC and Channel 4. The festival, which will screen the movie, runs Jan. 21-31.
More on “Four Lions” here, here and here. —PZS
Brass Eye creator Chris Morris’s new comedy film about a group of jihadis has been shortlisted for competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the US.
Four Lions, which depicts British Muslim men training at a militant training camp, is one of the films in the world cinema narrative shortlist.