Cinema of the world


Director : Tarik Saleh
Country : Sweden, France, Finland
Language : Arabic
Duration : 126 minutes
Year : 2022

Asian Cinema


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 Eqypt’s religious and political elite.

Tarik Saleh


Tarik Saleh (born 28 January 1972) is a Swedish television producer, animator, publisher, journalist and film director. He was born in Högalids församling, Stockholm to a Swedish mother and an Egyptian father. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was one of Sweden’s most prominent graffiti artists. He has also worked as a TV host for Sveriges Television and is one of the founders of production company “Atmo”.At the 53rd Guldbagge Awards, his film The Nile Hilton Incident won five awards, including Best Film. His film Boy from Heaven was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.His work often contains techniques such as montages, cut-out graphics and faces with manipulated lip synching.


– Tawfeek Barhom,
– Fares Fares
– Mehdi Dehbi
– Mohammad Bakri
– Makram Khoury
– Sherwan Haji
– Yunus Albayrak
– Mouloud Ayad
– Youssef Salama Zeki
– Ayman Fathy


– Director: Tarik Saleh
– Producer: Fredrik Zander, Kristina Åberg
– Editor: Theis Schmidt
– Writer: Tarik Saleh
– Dop: Pierre Aïm
– Music: Krister Linder

Awards and Nominations

winner- Cannes Film Festival 2022(Best Screenplay)
– Guldbagge Awards 2023 (Best Screenplay)
Nominee – Cannes Film Festival 2022
(Palme d’Or)