AIFF's 34th edition to honor veteran actor Farouk al-Fishawy



Sat, 29 Sep 2018 - 09:30 GMT


Sat, 29 Sep 2018 - 09:30 GMT

Veteran actor Farouk Al-Fishawy-YOUTUBE.

Veteran actor Farouk Al-Fishawy-YOUTUBE.

CAIRO – 25 September 2018: Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries announced honoring a number of local film makers and stars in Egypt in its 34th edition set to take place from Oct. 3 to 8, 2018.

The expected honorees are:

• Veteran artist Farouk al-Fishawy;

who expects his own biography, titled "Art=Life", to be written by writer and novelist Adel Saad.

• Renowned Musician Omar Khairat;

Writer Kadri el-Haggar decided to prepare a documentary which analyzes the musical projects released by the veteran artist throughout his enriching career. The educational documentary will be titled “The Music Magician”.

• Film director Ahmad Yehya; veteran writer Mostafa Moharam completed a book about the director's career.

• Veteran film photographer Maher Rady.

• Veteran film critic Magda Maurice.

The festival’s management decided to issue 15 books within the framework of the programs and activities of the 34th edition. One of the books will be about late veteran actress Nadia Lotfy.

The death anniversaries of late actress Soad Hosny and late composer Mohamed Fawzy will also be celebrated through issuing books focusing on their careers.

Also, the 10th anniversary of late legendary film director Yusif Shahin's passing will be celebrated through issuing two books about his works: “Shahin Fights”, written by Nader Adly and “Shahin” written by Yusif al-Shareef.

Furthermore, the 50th anniversary since the founding of the New Cinema Group will be celebrated as part of the festival’s program by issuing three books titled “New Cinema Group”, “Hot Head’s Magazine”, in addition to a third book showcasing the new ideas and perspectives the young generations hope to be adopted in the film industry.



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