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19TH edition 11 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2022

Boy from Heaven (La Conspiration du Caïre / Walad min al-janna)

Tarik Saleh

Sweden, France, Finland, Denmark

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Director's Biography

Director and screenwriter Tarik Saleh was born in Stockholm in 1972. He made his directorial debut with Metropia (2009), which had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in the Critics’ Week. He also directed The Contractor (2022) and several episodes of the television series Westworld (2018) and Tommy (2014). He wrote and directed The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, received the Guldbagge Award for Best Film, and was a box office hit in France. He founded the production company Atmo together with producer Kristina Åberg. Director and screenwriter Tarik Saleh was born in Stockholm in 1972. He made his directorial debut with Metropia (2009), which had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in the Critics’ Week. He also directed The Contractor (2022), several episodes of the television series Westworld (2018) and Tommy (2014). He wrote and directed The Nile Hilton Incident (2017), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, received the Guldbagge Award for Best Film, and was a box office hit in France. He founded the production company Atmo together with producer Kristina Åberg.

2022
125
Arabic
Sun 13 / 19h30 / Salle des Ministres
Thu 17 / 22h00 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege: to study at AlAzhar 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, dies suddenly and Adam soon becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elites.
Director : Tarik Saleh
Producer : Kristina Åberg, Fredrik Zander
Screenwriter : Tarik Saleh
Cinematographer : Pierre Aïm
Production Designer : Sila Karakaya
Editor : Theis Schmidt
Sound : Fredrik Jonsäter, Pontus Borg
Music : Krister Linder
Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri, Makram J. Khoury, Mehdi Dehbi
Production Company : Atmo, Memento Production, Bufo
International Sales : Memento International

Pays

Sweden, France, Finland, Denmark

année

2022

durée

125

langue

Arabic