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Release date: 27 June 2018
The UK and Europe's largest South Asian film festival rocks up for its ninth year with an entertaining and thought provoking line-up of independent films that offer a rare window into a billion South Asian lives in the sub-continent right now. EATEN BY LIONS: English Premiere. A laugh-out-loud and wryly written British comedy about two half-brothers who were brought up by their grandma in Bradford after their parents were accidentally killed by lions in a safari park. On their grandma's sudden death the teenage boys are looking for family care, but while one brother Pete, of English parentage, gets foisted on his controlling English aunty, the other brother Omar travels to the fabled holiday resort of Blackpool in search of his real Asian dad. Both brothers unable to be separated soon end up together on the Riviera of the North, but as Omar discovers his new orthodox Muslim family all mayhem breaks loose. Q&A with Jason Wingard and special Guests.
Original title: LIFF 2018: Eaten By Lions
Cast: Antonio Aakeel, Jack Carroll, Asim Chaudhry, Johnny Vegas, Nitin Ganatra, Kevin Eldon
Director: Jason Wingard
Age restrictions: 12A