Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Mogul Mowgli

Year: 2020
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 90 minutes

Mogul Mowgli
Mogul Mowgli
Mogul Mowgli
Mogul Mowgli

Zed has worked his entire life to make it as a rapper. And he’s made quite a name for himself in New York, rapping about his British-Pakistani upbringing. But for someone who’s created an artistic image around his cultural identity, he’s pretty disconnected from his roots. To many in his community, Zed is seen as a sellout—someone who profits from his culture without walking the talk. On a stopover to visit his semi-estranged family in London right before his much-anticipated European tour, Zed passes out and ends up in the hospital, where he’s diagnosed with a crippling auto-immune disease. With his career about to take off, this news couldn’t have come at a worse time. Clouded with memories and hallucinations, Zed struggles to make sense of his present situation. But while his illness may destroy his career, it may also give Zed an opportunity to connect to and heal his family ties. Co-written and produced by leading actor Riz Ahmed, MOGUL MOWGLI is a riveting drama about the layered complexities of culture clash. (In English and Urdu with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebar
Pan-Asian Cinema

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Bassam Tariq

Producers
Riz Ahmed, Thomas Benski, Bennett McGhee, Michael Peay

Screenwriting
Riz Ahmed, Bassam Tariq

Cinematography
Annika Summerson

Editing
Hazel Baillie, Adam Biskupski

Principal Cast
Riz Ahmed, Anjana Vasan, Aiysha Hart

Film Contact
Questions? >

Questions?

Check out our extensive CIFF45 FAQs for answers to all your CIFF45 Streams questions.

Donate >

Donate

Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

go
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare

Donate

x

We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today