La Touttfe’ El Shams - Press photo
CAIRO – 11 May 2017: In the context of turning novels into drama series, La Touttfe’ El Shams and Wahet El Ghouroub will be aired on television screens in Ramadan 2017.
La Touttfe’ El Shams is a social series adapted from Ihsan Abdel Quddous’s novel, performed by Mervat Amin along with Mohamed Mamdouh, Amina Khalil, Ahmed Malek, Jamila Awad, Reham Abdel Ghafour, Fathy Abdel Wahab and Sherine Reda.
The series is produced by the director Mohamed Shaker Khodeir and the scriptwriter Tamer Habib after the great success of Grand Hotel last Ramadan and Tariqi the year before. It focuses on the social life of an aristocratic family that consists of a mother who has two sons and three daughters, showing their interesting love stories as well as the family’s problems and challenges. Though the novel dates back to the fifties, Tamer Habib worked on its adaptation to be relevant to modern times.
La Touttfe’ El Shams was not only a novel, but also a movie produced in 1961, whose stars were Shokry Sarhan, Ahmed Ramzy, Faten Hamama and Nadia Lutfy.
Wahet El Ghouroub - Press photo
While Wahet El Ghouroub presents the adventure of Mahmoud Abdel Zaher, a police officer and his foreign wife Catherine in Siwa Oasis. Mohamed’s work was transferred to Siwa after he was accused of supporting the revolutionary ideas of Ahmed Orabi and Gamal al-Din al-Afghani.
The series, which is adapted from Bahaa Taher’s novel and performed by Khaled el- Nabawy and Menna Shalaby, takes us back to the late 19th century with the beginning of the British occupation of Egypt. Menna Shalaby as Catherine is an Irish lady interested in monuments and searching for the tomb of Alexander The Great.
The series’ script was supposed to be written fully by Mariam Naoum before a conflict took place between Naoum and Kamla Abo Zekry, the series’ director, which resulted in having half the episodes written by Naoum and the remaining half written by Hala el-Zghendy.