Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Mawlana is a political thriller that follows a young sheikh as he rises to stardom as a TV talk host. As he gets increasingly entangled in government corruption and hypocrisy, he struggles to maintain his message and morality. A fascinating investigation into the current heightened religious tensions in Egypt. Winner of the Best Film and Best Actor awards at the 2017 Luxor African Film Festival, and the first Egyptian film to be nominated for a Golden Globe.
In Arabic with English subtitles.