Riz Ahmed’s latest offering feels very apt for 2020, with its central theme dancing around the fear that comes with the reality of our existence. Riz plays Zed, a British Pakistani rapper residing in New York and on the cusp of ‘making it’, getting ready to embark on a US tour. But first, Zed decides to go home to London to check in with his family.
The first moment of the movie where your heart drops is when Zed has a moment alone in the bathroom and he punches his leg in an attempt to feel it. We all know what a dead leg feels like, but the scene evokes a feeling of dread. It later turns out that Zed has an autoimmune disease.