BFI Distribution has secured UK and Ireland rights to music drama Mogul Mowgli, starring Riz Ahmed, in a deal with Paris-based sales company Charades.
The film received its world premiere at the Berlinale where it won the Fipresci prize. It will be released theatrically on an as-yet-unspecified date this autumn.
Ahmed plays a British-Pakistani rapper who is about to start his first world tour when a crippling illness strikes him down and he is forced to move back in with his family.
It marks the debut fiction feature of documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq,