Global Muslim Cinema

  • Muhammad: The Messenger of God

    By the order of Abraha, King of Habasha, one of his army commanders launches an attack on Mecca in order to destroy the Kaaba. He leads a well-equipped force composed of thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants. As the army approaches Mecca, the elephants respond to divine order by halting and...

  • Abraham - The Friend of God

    M. Sadeghi stars as the title character in filmmaker Reza Varzi's epic retelling of the life and times of Abraham, known as the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the world's three most prominent monotheistic religions.

  • My Short Words

    This film, inspired by Rumi and Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, follows three kids as they set off on an adventurous bike journey to swim in a lake, the journey turns into an unforgettable page in the story of their lives.

    On a hot summer day, three kids living in a poor Anatolian villiage go to a foun...

  • Mooz-Lum

    Amid a strict Muslim upbringing and a social life he's never had, Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

  • David

    As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, eleven year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father and his feelings of isolation and difference. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys, and his family. David, as he is known to the kids, is...

  • Captain Abu Raed

    An airport janitor who finds a pilot's hat discovers a calling forming a friendship with a group of poor children, convinced he is a true airline pilot.

  • Fatwa

    Brahim Nadhour, a Tunisian who lives in France, returns to Tunis to bury his son who died in a motorcycle accident. He discovers that his son was involved with a radical Islamist group. Brahim decides to conduct his investigation to find out the reasons behind his radicalisation and identify the ...

  • Road to the Moon (Aydede)

    Losing his father at a very young age, Bekir lives with his mother Rabia and his grandfather, İlyas, who jointly run a haberdashery store. When his grandfather passes away, to spare him grief, young Bekir is told that his beloved grandfather has gone to the moon and to become "Grandpa Moon.” Beki...

  • Cycle (Devir)

    At the end of every summer, ‘Hasanpasa’ village holds a shepherding contest. The traditional contest requires shepherds to herd their sheep one by one through a pool of water. The shepherd who crosses the pool with his flock fastest and with least hesitation wins the contest. ‘Hasanpasa’s seasone...

  • Ashik

    The blind has no sight but can you see what he sees? "Ashik" is a love story inspired by the true story of Ashik Veysel, the prominent master of a thousand years old ashik (folk literature poet) tradition in Anatolia. By hitting the road with an enormous pain of love, Veysel matures himself with ...

  • The Willow Tree

    What if a man blind since birth was suddenly given the gift of sight? When the middle aged Youssef, a blind university professor, is given the chance to undergo major eye surgery in France, he finds his prayers answered. Leaving behind his loving wife and daughter, he finds a new lease of life in...

  • A Cube of Sugar

    Pasandide is to marry an American man and join him in his native country. Pasandide's family comes together for the wedding ceremony at the home of Uncle Ezzatolah. The women cook and sew; the young children play hide-and-seek; one uncle looks for missing treasure in the garden. All is well in th...

  • Kissing the Moon-Like Face

    Foroogh and Ehteram are two old ladies with a close bond and a shared sense of loss with both their sons declared missing in action over 20 years ago. When Etheram is given the news that parts of her son's body have been found, she feels relief at finally knowing the truth. Yet she wants the same...

  • White Bridge

    Bahareh is disabled in an accident just after the start of the school year. The Ministry of Education insists she must continue her education in a special school. Bahareh refuses and tries to convince her former school to accept her. However, existing laws prevent the return of Bahareh to the reg...

  • So Far So Close

    So Far, so Close' is an enthralling film that negotiates life, death and parental love. The story focuses on Dr Alam, who tragically finds out that his seventeen-year-old son is suffering from an inoperable condition. Beautifully shot, 'So Far, So Close' captures the efforts of father and son to ...

  • Ameen

    Ameen. A mysterious man on a mission. A damaged memory leads him to a least expected path of self-rediscovery. In a northern village close to the Thai-Myanmar border he faces the Chief and his gang of criminals. Every decision would change his life and the lives of others forever.

  • Adam

    On a journey home to save his daughter, a father meets strangers along the way and stories from the Quran are told during the journey that may change their lives forever.

  • As Simple as That

    As Simple as That is the touching portrait of an under-appreciated and unfulfilled woman's loneliness. Tahereh goes about her day, quietly attending to the demands of family and neighbours while her own low spirits go unnoticed. As her sense of isolation becomes more profound, even the brief glim...

  • The Sealed Secret

    Leila Hatemi stars as Saba, a young woman who has an anonymous web blog in which she discloses the various day-to-day battles she faces. Contrasting her shy and insecure nature in person, Saba bears all on her blog, giving us an idea of her true nature that she hides from the world. Fortunately, ...

  • Bearer

    When Iraj is hospitalised for unknown reasons, his wife Mehri is on his bedside. Iraj has been beaten up and has lost the power of movement and speech. Mehri, confused about the situation, finally learns Iraj has loaned a large amount of money, and not yet paid it back! Now she has to find a way ...

  • 360 Degrees

    After a drug bust, Javid, a young man, finds his wife missing and himself behind bars. Following his release from prison his now to be ex-wife calls him out of nowhere and asks for his help. Javid, who still loves her, starts his search and pushes his way into the underworld of a crime ring, to f...

  • Don't Be Tired

    When Maryam returns to Iran, her adventure-seeking husband Roman whisks her away on a road trip, much to her reluctance. Joined by self-appointed tour leader Morteza and his friend Hossein, an unlucky course of events soon forces them to stay at Hossein's aunt's house. What starts out as a sights...

  • Five Stars

    A shy, reserved young woman, Maryam, takes a position as a cleaner at an upscale hotel in order to provide financial aid to her mother. She soon comes to realize that every aspect of her work is rife with politics and hidden agendas. The management is unforgiving of even the smallest errors. Mary...

  • God is Close

    Reza is a young man from a small village who has always been known to have a good heart. Reza encounters a woman who has come to teach at the local school and consequently falls head over heels in love with her. Love soon turns into obsession which threatens to consume his very existence as long ...