April Movie Club – Boy from Heaven

Date(s) - 18/04/2023
5:40 pm - 10:00 pm



Join us on the 18th of April. The movie we selected is “Boy from Heaven” (also known as “Cairo Conspiracy” or “Walad min al-Janna”). The movie is in Arabic and the subtitles will be German.

The Yorck theatres have some showings with English subtitles (look for OmeU). Unfortunately these are too late at night for us to have time to discuss it afterwards. If you are not comfortable with German subtitles, watch it some previous day and then join us after the movie for the discussion. Get in touch with Zoe so we can arrange to meet up.

Please come early enough (about 10 minutes) so we can meet before the movie and buy tickets together. After the movie, we will visit a restaurant to discuss it.

Boy from Heaven

A fisherman’s son 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, the university’s highest ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, dies and the young student becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elite.