Sheikh Jackson
First screened in September 2017
Director: Amr Salama. Cast: Ahmad Alfishawy, Ahmed Malek, Maged El Kedwany, Amina Khalil, Basma, Yasmine El Raes, Shahira Fahmy, Ahmed Malek, Dorra Zarrouk, Mahmoud El-Bezzawy. Screenplay: Amr Salama and Omar Khaled.

Twitter Capsule: Moments of delicious comedy and of melancholy, as the lead tries to puzzle out his ties to MJ and to his young self.

VOR:   Avoids the obvious paths of spoofy trifle or grim condemnation of Muslim culture. Dares to leave some subplots and character relations unresolved.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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