Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
2017
Sheikh Jackson – الشيخ جاكسون
Amr Salama
Pays concerné : Égypte
Réalisateur(s) : Amr Salama
Avec : Maged Kedwani, Ahmed Malek, Mohamed Hefzy, Amr Salama, Ahmad Fishawy, Hani Osama
Durée : 93
Genre : comédie dramatique
Type : fiction

Français

L’histoire d’un jeune imam et ancien dévot de Michael Jackson qui part en vrille, après la nouvelle de la mort du roi de la Pop.

Un film d’Amr Salama

Egypte, 2017, Fiction, 1h33 minutes, STC, couleur, en Arabe

avec Ahmed El Feshawy, Ahmed Malek, Maged El Kedwany
Réalisateur : Amr Salama


2017 | 42è Festival de Toronto, Canada
* Sélection – Special Presentations
* Film de clôture (section Special Presentations)
* Première Mondiale / World Premiere
www.tiff.net/tiff/film.html?v=sheikh-jackson

English

The sudden death of Michael Jackson sends a former King of Pop devotee – now a young imam – into a tailspin, in this tender and comedic film.

On 25 June 2009 the news of Michael Jackson‘s death took the world by storm affecting many, especially an Islamic cleric whose nickname was « Jackson » during his school days. But, what does a preacher have in common with the King of Pop? More importantly, can he now go back to his normal life, or will his memories and relationships with his loved ones raise the most prominent question in his mind: is he the Sheikh, Jackson, or both?

A film by Amr Salama

Egypt, 2017, Fiction, 1h33 minutes, STC, colour, in Arabic, Comedy

« Though this film was a collaborative effort, it’s my most personal film to date. It’s about faith, identity, self-discovery and embracing one’s contradictions. »
Amr Salama, writer and director

Produced by Mohamed Hefzy and Hani Osama.

Directed by: Amr Salama – عمرو سلامة
Written by Amr Salama & Omar Khaled
Photography: Mohamed Osama

Starring
Ahmad Al Fishawy, Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, Amina Khalil, and Salma Abu Deif

Guest appearances: Yasmin Raeis, Dorra, Basma, Mahmoud El Bezzawy

Production :
The Producers Films, Film Clinic, i Productions


2017 | 42nd Festival de Toronto, Canada
* Sélection – Special Presentations
* Première Mondiale / World Premiere
www.tiff.net/tiff/film.html?v=sheikh-jackson





The sudden death of Michael Jackson sends a former King of Pop devotee – now a young imam – into a tailspin, in this tender and comedic film.

A film by Amr Salama

Egypt, 2017, Fiction, 1h33 minutes, STC, colour, in Arabic


Directed by Amr Salama


2017 | 42nd Toronto Film Festival, Canada
* Première Mondiale / World Premiere
* Sélection – Special Presentations
* Closing Film (Special Presentations section)
www.tiff.net/tiff/film.html?v=sheikh-jackson

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AR



٢٥ يونيو ٢٠٠٩. خبر وفاة مايكل جاكسون يهز العالم… خاصة عالم « الشيخ » الذي كان يلقبه الجميع « جاكسون » في سنوات الدراسة. لكن ماذا يربط شيخ و امام جامع بأسطورة الطرب الامريكي؟

و السؤال الأهم هل سيستطيع ممارسة حياته بشكل طبيعي بعد ذلك ام ستعود به ذكرياته و علاقاته بمن احبهم الي اهم سوال في وجدانه… هل هو « الشيخ » ام هل هو « جاكسون » ام الاثنان في قلب رجل واحد


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PT


A história de um religioso muçulmano que, desde pequeno, sempre foi fascinado pelo Michael Jackson, rei do pop. Na adolescência, nos instantes em que não se dedicava ao Alcorão, imitava o gestual do seu ídolo e até exibia para os amigos uma invejável técnica ao dançar o moonwalking, a famosa caminhada para trás celebrizada por Jackson. O longa se passa logo depois da morte do cantor, quando o fã, já adulto e devoto à prática religiosa, vive uma intensa crise de identidade, confundindo-se com o astro. O que comprometerá, inclusive, seu envolvimento com a fé islâmica