CANNES FESTIVAL: caught between Egypt’s state apparatus and al-Azhar’s leadership, “BOY FROM HEAVEN”

This film is competing for the Palme D'Or
Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares and Yunus Albayrak
Directed by Tarik Saleh

CANNES, France -- Adam (Tawfeek Barhom) is accepted to Al-Azhar University, one of the leading centers of study of Sunni Islam, located in Cairo. He leaves his native fishing village where where he helps his father on the boat. The school year begins and shortly thereafter the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar suddenly dies; Adam, finding himself involved in a shadowy negotiation around his replacement, ... more >