The Idol

Director: Hany Abu-Assad. Writers: Hany Abu-Assad, Sameh Zubi. Produced by: Idol Film Productions LTD (UK). Co-producer: Key Film (NL).

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Minority co-production support, International distribution and dubbing support.

A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad Assaf, dreams of singing in the Cairo Opera House with his sister and best friend, Nour. One day, Nour collapses and is rushed to the hospital where it is discovered that she needs a kidney transplant. Nour leaves Mohammad with a dying wish that someday, he will sing in Cairo. Escaping from Gaza to Egypt against unbelievable odds, Assaf makes the journey of a lifetime.