2022 – 67th Edition
Official section - Feature films

Boy from Heaven

Tarik Saleh
Sweden / France / Finland / Denmark
 - 2022

Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the epicenter 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.

Tarik Saleh

Born in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1972 and, together with Kristina Åberg, co-founder of the production company Atmo. He started as one of the top graffiti artists in Stockholm in the 80s. He directed and wrote the screenplay for ‘The Nile Hilton Incident’, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2017, as well as awards such as the Golden Spike and the awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay at Seminci that same year. He previously directed documentaries such as ‘Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara’ (2001) and ‘Gitmo’ (2004), before debuting in 2009 with the animated feature ‘Metropia’, awarded in Venice and selected in competitions such as Annecy, Sitges or Stockholm. His filmography also includes the thrillers ‘Tommy’ (2014) and ‘The Contractor’ (2022), several episodes of the futuristic HBO-series ‘Westworld’ (2018) and Showtimes series ‘Ray Donovan’. His latest work, ‘Boy from Heaven’ (2022), won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival.

Screenings

Fri. 28, 8:30
Público, prensa y acreditados
Fri. 28, 8:30
Público, prensa y acreditados
Fri. 28, 8:30
Público, prensa y acreditados
Fri. 28, 19:00
Fri. 28, 19:00
Fri. 28, 19:00
Sat. 29, 16:15
Sat. 29, 16:15
Sat. 29, 16:15

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Tarik Saleh
SCREENPLAY
Tarik Saleh
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Pierre Aïm
EDITOR
Theis Schmidt
SOUND
Fredrik Jonsäter, Pontus Borg
MUSIC
Krister Linder
PRODUCED BY
Kristina Åberg, Fredrik Zander, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Atmo Production, Memento Films, Bufo, Film i Väst, ARTE France Cinéma, Sveriges Television (SVT), Mikael Ahlström Films, Haymaker Post Control, Final Cut for Real
CAST
Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri, Makram J. Khoury, Mehdi Dehbi, Moe Ayoub, Sherwan Haji, Ahmed Laissaoui
RUNNING TIME
120 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
Sweden / France / Finland / Denmark
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2022
CONTACT
Memento International
+33 1 5334 9033
IN SPAIN
La Aventura
+34 933 681 985

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