My Friend Lanre
An intensely intimate documentary about the extraordinary life and death of one of Britain’s most controversial photographers, Lanre Fehintola.
Lanre took the idea of immersive photography to another level, applying the method approach to his journalistic research. From homelessness to heroin addiction, even drug dealing, Lanre completely embodied his subject, becoming a character in his own story, often to his detriment. Together with his close friend, filmmaker Leo Regan, the pair have documented Lanre’s remarkable journey over thirty years.
My Friend Lanre follows Lanre as he faces his ultimate adventure, his own terminal illness. Unsurprisingly, he embraces the challenge with characteristic fearlessness, candour and humour. The documentary is deeply moving, funny and heart-breaking. A celebration of living and dying. A hymn to the soul.
Official Selection Sheffield DocFest 2023 - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 84 min
- Leo Regan
- Mary Carson
- Executive Producer
- Michael Elliott, Shanida Scotland
- Chloë Lambourne
- Miles Danso and The Afro Steppas Band Ft Bukky Leo
- Assistant Editor
- Sakky Barnor. Production Assistants
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Last updated 5th February 2024