Cairo Conspiracy

20th September 2023

Sweden/France/Finland 2022

121 minutes

Director: Tarik Saleh

The gripping and critically acclaimed new thriller from Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident, The Contractor), follows Adam, a young man who is offered a place to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Shortly after his arrival in the city, the university’s highest-ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elite. As he struggles to balance a range of
competing interests that favour different leaders, he soon finds that he must fight for his very survival as the succession intensifies.

Festival de Cannes 2022 – Winner Best Screenplay and nominated for Palme d’Or