Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 275: Thu Oct 6

Boy from Heaven (Saleh, 2022): Curzon Mayfair, 8.40pm

66th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (5th - 16th October 2022) DAY 2

Every day (from October 5th to October 16th) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening.

Today's film also screens at Odeon Luxe West End on October 8th. Details here.

BFI introduction:
Anyone familiar with Tarek Saleh’s 2017 political drama The Nile Hilton Incident will have some idea of what to expect from his latest: a subtle character piece that hits all the beats of an intense conspiracy thriller. It starts when Adam (Tawfeek Barhom), the son of a poor fisherman, receives a scholarship to a prestigious university in Cairo, the power base of Sunni Islam. His family sees it as a gift from God, but Adam’s fortune sours when the school’s Grand Imam dies. Fearing a hardline replacement, the government tasks secret serviceman Colonel Ibrahim (Fares Fares) with recruiting a spy, which is how Adam finds himself caught between a rock and hard place in a film that shows how the politicisation of religion – and vice versa – is the great poison of our times.
Damon Wise

Here (and above) is a clip from the film.

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