Wednesday 12 July
10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Director Tarik Saleh
Arabic – (English subtitles)
Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the epicentre of power of Sunni Islam. Shortly after his arrival in Cairo, the university’s highest-ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam soon becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elites.
Winner of four awards and 20 nominations.
The film’s biggest coup is the common thread it finds in both worlds: military back rooms and holy offices alike filled with the ambitious jostling for position. – Danny Leigh, Financial Times
Saleh is a born storyteller and the cinematography and soundtrack combine with the screenplay and formidable acting to make Boy from Heaven into a fascinating drama. – Hannah Brown, Jerusalem Post