Cairo Conspiracy


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Jan 27, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Jan 28, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Jan 29, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Jan 31, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Feb 1, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Feb 2, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:120 minutes
Production Country:Sweden
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tarik Saleh
Cast:Tawfeek Barhom
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“Cairo Conspiracy” is Sweden's official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards. It has been shortlisted for the Oscars, making it one of 15 films vying for the nominations and top honor. It won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. 

Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the epicenter of power of Sunni Islam. Shortly after his arrival in Cairo, the university's highest ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam soon becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt's religious and political elite.