Tarik Saleh‘s new film stars Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares and Sherwan Haji.
The psychological thriller, co-produced by Bufo and Post Control, was selected to the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Shot in Cairo, it is set in the University of Al-Azhar where young Adam finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy and power struggle.
Saleh’s previous films include Gitmo: The New Rules of War (2005), Metropia (2009) and The Nile Hilton Incident (2017). Sherwan Haji is known for his role in Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope (2017).
Boy From Heaven is produced by Kristina Åberg and Fredrik Zander for the Swedish production company Atmo. Finnish co-producers are Misha Jaari and Mark Lwoff from Bufo and Toni Valla from Post Control. Finnish Film Foundation and Business Finland have supported the production. Finnish distribution is handled by B-Plan Distribution.
The 75th Cannes Film Festival takes place May 17–28, 2022.