Logotyp 2022 29 nov – 4 dec
Kulturhuset Väven

Program release + Preview of Boy from Heaven

On November 11th at 5 pm we will release the program and tickets for this year’s edition of the Umeå European Film Festival! Not only that – we also invite you to an exclusive preview of Tarik Saleh’s long-awaited film Boy from Heaven.

From 5 pm there will be mingle with drinks and canapés, the film starts at 5.30 pm in screening room Tystnad. Take the opportunity to secure seats for your future favorite films at the film festival. Come to Folkets Bio Umeå’s foyer, grab your program magazine and buy tickets!

– 50 free tickets to the film festival will be awarded to the first 50 visitors
– There will be 5 cards at a discounted price

-Boy from Heaven –
Sweden, 2022
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Swedish
2 h 6 min

This year’s Swedish Oscar entry Boy from Heaven is about the young fisherman Adam who gets the unique opportunity to study at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. It is a Sunni Muslim university with proud ancestry and great influence in the religious sphere of interest. When the head of the institution unexpectedly dies, Adam suddenly becomes a central piece of the puzzle in the internal power struggle that ensues – a power struggle that the Egyptian regime does everything to infiltrate.

Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident) was awarded the screenplay prize at Cannes for Boy From Heaven, a relentlessly exciting political thriller in a rarely portrayed setting. Just like in The Nile Hilton Incident, Fares Fares has a central role, and in short stands for an excellent performance.


The program in its entirety will also be read on our website ueff.se from 5 pm on the 11th of November.