Every now and again you see a film which stays in your mind and KILLING BORIS JOHNSON is one of them. Created by students at The National Film and TV School, this visceral film displays a raw and valid response to the inequality between the government and the people during Covid. Not only is the acting incredible, the directing is superb. Expect this film to go a long way!
Not only is the acting incredible, the directing is superb. Expect this film to go a long way!
KILLING BORIS JOHNSON is directed by Musa Alderson-Clarke and produced by Solomon Golding. The director shares ”This is my small way of contributing to giving a voice to the voiceless”. This is the only British student film film to be selected in competition at Cannes this year!
This film follows Kaz, a young man brilliantly played by Shadrach Agozino, whose whose life has been turned upside down by the actions of Boris Johnson’s government whilst tough Covid restrictions were in place. In the wake of the notorious ‘Partygate’ scandal, Kaz decides then Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be held accountable, coming up with a plan to kill him. The 24-minute film is a visceral and thought-provoking exploration of grief, anger and accountability.
KILLING BORIS JOHNSON not only deserves to win at Cannes, it has a place in the Academy Awards. Watch out for this little gem by talented up and coming filmmakers!
Siovan King, Film Business Magazine