Mawlana (2016)
Mawlana tells the story of the well-known preacher Hatem Al Shenawy who hosts a series of moral, ethical and religious debates through his popular TV show, which enjoys worldwide audience of millions of people. Best known for his clear-cut and sensible answers to questions posed by callers and guests, Hatem's audiences are unaware of his inner conflicts. He has to conceal what he really thinks about religious issues, especially under the restrictions imposed by the state security.
Director: Magdy Ahmed Ali
Writer: Ibrahim Eissa
Screenwriter: Magdy Ahmed Ali
Cast: Amr Saad, Dorra Zarrouk, Bayoumi Fouad, Ahmed Magdy, Reham Haggag, Sabry Fawwaz, Lotfy Labib, Eman El-Asy, Ahmed Rateb
Festivals and Awards
  • The Egyptian National Film Festival:
    - Best Screenwriting Award for Writer and Director Magdy Ahmed Ali
    - Best Actor Award for Amr Sad
    - Best Screenplay Award for Ibrahim Eissa
    - Best Production Award to iProductions
  • Dubai International Film Festival.
  • Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries: Best Actor (Amr Saad)
  • Oran International Arabic Film Festival.
  • Kazan International Muslim Film Festival.
  • Washington, D.C. Film Festival: Circle Award
  • Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).
  • Luxor African Film Festival.
  • Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival.