Shuffle Film Festival: Four Lions
A clever comedy about...terrorism
Shuffle Festival is an annual event in Mile End, aiming to connect individuals from the local area in order to build a more integrated community presence through art, comedy, music, food and film. Taking place in the Lodge Cinema, tonight's film screening is of Chris Morris' sharp-witted comedy satire Four Lions. On paper, a comedy about terrorism doesn't sound all that funny. For once, don't follow your instincts - it is hilarious. Four Lions Follows four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror in London. This is perhaps one of the most under-rated films of the decade. "Smart, humane, and frequently hilarious." – Slate "You laugh until the laughter turns to ashes in your mouth. And then you laugh some more." – New York Times Certificate: 15. Valid ID required. Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes.
"Fearless and brilliant."