Friday October 13, 18.30
Sheikh Hatem (Amr Saad) stands out in a society influenced by fundamentalist views. From leading prayers at a government mosque to becoming a popular TV celebrity issuing fatwas that deviate from the traditional religious rhetoric, he has amassed millions of fans.
His responses on TV reveal a witty and eloquent person against a backdrop of darkness, where power struggles rage. Hatem finds himself caught within a complex web of conflicts his personal life unravels and he tries to stay above the politics of institutions.
When he is entangled in a delicate matter, he has to find a way to make a dent in the climate of hypocrisy and fear. This is what Sheikh Hatem tries to do. Will he be able to create even a small fracture in a thick wall of hypocrisy and fear?
“Mawlana” certain to be one of the most discussed movies in the territory “Jay Weissberg “
What makes Mawlana /The Preacher so entertaining is the fact that Hatem is such a slippery fish. Amr Saad is terrific in the lead, playing Sheikh Hatem, a pious, funny man. “By Fionnuala Halligan”
L’orient du Jour
Cast: Amr Saad, Dorra, Ahmed Magdy, Bayoumi Fouad, Reham Haggag
PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM WILL BE SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH