BOY FROM HEAVEN
From director Tarik Saleh, this dynamic espionage drama follows a young man unwittingly entangled in a covert struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elites. Hailing from a poor fishing village, Adam (Tawfeek Barhom) receives the chance of a lifetime when he gets a scholarship to study at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, one of the world’s most prestigious institutions of Islamic thought. But Al-Azhar is not the bastion of piety that Adam imagined, and soon the university is thrown into chaos when its powerful leader, the grand imam, dies unexpectedly. While various factions vie to select the imam’s replacement, government intelligence agent Ibrahim (Fares Fares) enlists Adam to spy and report back about any subversive acts within the school. Caught between shadowy elements on both sides, Adam must carefully maneuver his way through a minefield of danger. A brilliantly executed thriller with a darkly satirical eye, BOY FROM HEAVEN is a daring, provocative work of entertainment.
CAST: Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri
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