Boy from Heaven

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Bringing the Worlds of a Muslim Believer and a Western Film Genre Together in “Boy from Heaven”

A graffiti artist turned writer and filmmaker, Tarik Saleh made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, when he won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for his political thriller The Nile Hilton Incident. After directing episodes of Westworld and Ray Donovan, as well as an action thriller starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster (The Contractor), the son of a Swedish mother and an Egyptian father went back to writing and directing his own script Boy from Heaven, a spy thriller set inside the most prestigious religious university in Cairo.