The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living thanks to his students.
Did You Know?
According to an interview actor Nour El-Sherif
stated that the role of Ibn Roshd was supposed to be played by director Youssef Chahine
himself, but Nour told him that he was not suitable for the role. See more
Thoughts have wings. No one can prevent them from flying.
and "Gamr el Hawa", words by Sameh El Kodoussi and Kawssar Mostapha, music by Kamal El Tawil
Performed by Mohamed Mounir See more