Sheikh Jackson (2017)
Synopsis
The events of the film take us back to June 25, 2009 as the news of Michael Jackson's death took the world by storm affecting many, especially a preacher who is dubbed "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?
Director: Amr Salama
Screenwriter: Amr Salama, Omar Khaled
Cast: Ahmad Al Fishawy, Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, and guest stars Amina Khalil, Dorra, Basma, Mahmoud El Bezawy
Festivals and Awards
The Egyptian National Film Festival: Best Actor in a Supporting Role Award for Maged El Kedwany
Toronto International Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
El Gouna Film Festival
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF)
Carthage Film Festival (JCC)
International Bosphorus Film Festival