“Boy from Heaven” feature directed by Egyptian-Swedish filmmaker Tarek Saleh will be screened tomorrow at Cannes.
The film revolves around a student at Al Azhar who is the son of a fisherman. It traces the hardships and different incidents that the boy witnesses while his studying.
The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the two-week annual event and was introduced in 1955 by the festival’s organizing committee. The award replaced the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film as the highest prize, which was in place from 1939 to 1954.
However, the Palme d’Or was replaced again by the Grand Prix, before reintroduced in 1975.
The blockbuster actor received a five-minute standing ovation from the audience.
Prior to the event, French fighter jets took the sky as a prelude and streamed blue, white and red smoke. The squadron did a second pass before Cruise took the stage at the Palais.