Sweden selects Cannes winner ‘Boy From Heaven’ as entry for Oscars 2023 | New
Tarik Saleh sky boy was selected by Sweden as a submission for the best international film Oscar race.
sky boy had its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in competition where it won Best Screenplay. It is due to screen at the upcoming BFI London Film Festival (October 5-16) and will open the Stockholm International Film Festival in November.
The film was chosen by the jury of the Swedish Oscar committee from a list of three titles which included I am Zlatan directed by Jens Sjögren and Magnus Gertten’s Nelly and Nadine.
Set in Cairo, Saleh’s political thriller is about a fisherman’s son who is thrown into a brutal power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elite.
The film is produced by Atmo in co-production with Film i Väst, SVT, Haymaker, Mikael Ahlström Films, Bufo (Finland), Memento Production (France), Arte France Cinéma, Final Cut For Real (Denmark) and others.
Memento International is handling international sales while Triart Film will distribute the film domestically.
Saleh previously won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival for his feature film The Nile Hilton Incident.
Sweden has submitted a total of nearly 100 films for the Oscar since 1956. Its most recent nomination was in 2014 for Ruben Östlund. force majeure while that of Ingmar Bergman Fanny and Alexander was the country’s last winner in 1983.