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Going to Heaven


1h 30min


Going to Heaven

At the tender age of 11, young Emirati Sultan feels at loss with the world. After the tragic passing of his mother, his father remarries and moves the family to Abu Dhabi where he lives with his callous stepmother and younger sister, Fatima.

Limited by her unkind constraints, he finds solace in the calmness and serenity of his two pet goldfish who his stepmother is set out to get rid of. But there is something bigger that he yearns for – the warmth of his maternal grandmother who has been estranged from the family for a number of years.

Sultan’s older friend and companion is Saud. He loves motorcycles and football stars, and acts as the planner, instigator and helper in all problems of his friend.

When his younger sister Fatima shares the news that their father is hiding a photograph and tape recording from his grandmother, Sultan makes the decision to search for his Nana once and for all. Confiding in his friend Saud, they plot their adventure to a remote part of Fujairah where they believe she is living. With hundreds of kilometres between them, the journey is no easy feat for two young boys, yet they hatch a plan to flee their school trip to Dubai and head to Fujairah.

  • Director:Saeed Salmeen Al Murry
  • Producer(s):Amer Salmeen Al Murry
  • Language:Arabic
  • Stars:Jumaa Ibrahim Al Zaabi, Ahmed Ibrahim Al Zaabi, Fatima Al Taei, Mariam Sultan, Abdullah Masood, Hind Al Zuraidi
  • Writer(s):Saeed Salmeen Al Murry
  • Company credits:Image Nation Abu Dhabi