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Leo Regan : My Friend Lanre – Life & Work of Lanre Fehintola


Following its World Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, EMU Pictures presents My Friend Lanre, a new feature documentary from filmmaker Leo Regan.

In My Friend Lanre, Leo Regan draws on decades of footage to create a moving portrait of the complex life of friend and photographer, Lanre Fehintola.

Regan first documented his friend’s life in the 1998 film Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply. Fehintola became hooked on heroin while working on a book about a group of drug addicts in Bradford. Regan caught up with him again in the 2001 film Cold Turkey, as Fehintola attempted to break his addiction by locking himself in his flat without medication. My Friend Lanre jumps two decades, to a moment when Fehintola has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Drawing from over 25 years of footage, the filmmaker presents an intensely intimate portrayal of his friend during his final months and weeks, as Lanre faces his ultimate adventure, his own terminal illness.

Moving, funny, devastating and bravely personal, My Friend Lanre is a living testament to one person’s incredible life and work; a celebration of living and dying that becomes a hymn to the soul.

It will open in select UK cinemas on 29 January, including a special screening and director Q&A at Curzon Soho, before being available to watch on demand via Curzon Home Cinema from 2 February.

 My Friend Lanre will be released in select UK cinemas by EMU Pictures on 29 January.

My Friend Lanre was supported by the BFI Doc Society Fund, awarding National Lottery funding.

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