6 Egyptian films competing for Eid al-Adha season



Fri, 01 Sep 2017 - 09:43 GMT


Fri, 01 Sep 2017 - 09:43 GMT

Eid el-Adha movies-File Photo

Eid el-Adha movies-File Photo

CAIRO - 1 September 2017: Eid al-Adha is witnessing the screening of number of Egyptian movies that will make the competition extremely a tough one. Six Egyptian films are competing for Eid al-Adha season, after Sheikh Jackson movie went out of the race as it will be displayed for the first time in Toronto Film Festival.
Egypt Today will give you an overview about these movies.

1- El Kenz movie

El Kenz (The treasure) movie storyline spans the Pharaonic, Abbasid, Ottoman and modern period of the country, ending in the 1970s. The movie revolves around the corruption and how some religious men impose their authority over politics to take high positions and power, as well as the issues related to mixing religion with politics.

The administration of the Cairo International Film Festival, which will take place in the Opera House from November 21-30, have asked the makers of the movie to participate in the event. Rumors are currently circulating that El Kenz is slated for the top spot and will open the world-famous film festival. There is no doubt that El Kenz is the most suitable film to open the festival because the presentation of Egypt’s history lies at its core.

It is also directed by one of the most important directors in Egypt, he Egyptian veteran director sherif Arafa who is renowned for his captivating stories and good quality films. The movie includes a dazzling cast of Egyptian superstars and actors such as Mohamed Ramadan, Amina Khalil Sawsan Badr, Mohy Ismail, Mohamed Saad, Hend Sabry and Ahmed Rezk. El kenz is the latest movie directed by Arafa and written by Abdel Rahman Kamal.

2- El Khaleya movie


El Khaleya (The Cell) movie highlights the continuous efforts exerted by the security forces to combat terrorism as well as the obstacles and the sufferings they face as a result of such kind of tough work. The movie focuses on special operations officer, performed by the movie hero the Egyptian Mega Star Ahmed Ezz, showing how he work to stop more than one terrorist operation and arrests terrorists’ cells. El Khaleya stars beside Ezz, Samer El Masrie, Mohamed Mamdouh and Amina Khalil. The movie script is written by Salah El Geheny, Tarek El Erian wrote the story and direct the movie. The film will include a duet song between the famous singers Assala and Mahmoud Elessily. El Khaleya movie is considered high budget action movie.

3- Khair w Barka


Khair and Barka is the name of two Egyptian brothers whose their ultimate goal in life is to find a job, to make their mother proud of them. During their job searching journey they find themselves engaged in a number of comedy situations as result of their stupidity. Khair w Barka movie stars Ali Rabea, Mohamed Abdelrahman, Mai Selim and Tara Emad. The movie is written by Sherif Naguib and George Azmy and directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz. The movie is a comedy one that depends mainly on comedy situations.

4- Shantet Hamza


Shantet Hamza (Hamza’s bag) movie revolves around Hamza performed by the famous singer and actor Hamada Hilal who works as a professional con man. Hamza suddenly find himself falling in love with a powerful woman, to discover at the end that she used to work for a famous roguery gang. Shantet Hamza is a film the combines both comedy and action. The movie star beside Hilal, Yousra El Lozy, Ahmed Fathy and Bayoumi Fouad. Shantet Hamza is written by Ahmed Abdallah and directed by Akram Farouk.

5- Bath Mobasher


Bath Mobasher (Live Broadcasting) film revolves around a suspended officer named Faris (Sameh Hussein) who finds himself all of a sudden engaged in number of incidents as a result of an anonymous person who live broadcast important events on social media and TV channels. This Live broadcast achieved extremely high viewing rate causing a big dilemma in the society. The film reveals how Faris will going to deal with the corruption cases, which include the involvement of powerful officials and businessmen. Beside the famous comedian Sameh Hussein Bath Mobasher stars Yasser El Tobgy, Mohsen Mansour, Mostafa Abbas and Samia El Traboulsi. Bath Mobasher is written by Tarek Ramadan and directed by Morcous Adel. Bath Mobasher is a comedy action movie with an obvious suspense line.

6- Aman Ya sahby


Aman ya Sahby ( Peace my friend) film tackles the story of two singers who live on Mohammed Ali Street, which is a famous old street full of singers, dancers and musicians who suffer from extremely bad financial and social conditions. A friend of the two singers suggests that in order get out of their financial crisis they have to marry well-off girls. They managed to find these girls and made them fall in love with, but later they found themselves falling in trouble with the girls’ brother. The Two singers are the famous singers Saad el Soghayar and Mahmoud Ellithy along with Nermin Maher and the Armenian dancer Safinar. The film is written by Elsayed Sobky and directed by Hany Hamdy. The film is a musical light comedy movie.



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