FILE - “El Kenz" Poster
CAIRO - 19 May 2019: “El Kenz P II” (The treasure) resumes from the conclusion of the first part which portrayed tales of Hatshepsut during the Pharaonic era and Ali al-Zaibaq during the Ottoman era.
“El Kenz” part one grossed LE 19 million ($1.1 million) after an 80-day stint in Egyptian cinemas.The storyline spans over the Pharaonic, Abbasid, Ottoman and modern day periods, ending in the 1970s. The movie revolves around corruption and mixing religion with politics; it portrays religious figures using their authority as a means of gaining political power.
Veteran Egyptian director, Sherif Arafa, is one of the most important figures in Egyptian cinema, known for his captivating stories and high quality film making. The movie boasts 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.
The second part of the film also portrays Beshr el-Katatny’s (head of State Security Investigations Service) struggles in romance and work. Katatny tries to lead his son Hassan to find the treasure. “El Kenz P II” is directed by Abdel Rahim Kamal and Sherif Arafa. The film is starring Mohamed Ramadan, Mohamed Saad, Hend Sabry, Amina Khalil, Rubi, and Ahmed Rizk.
"El Mammar" (The Passage)
The film revolves around the heroic Egyptian Commandos during the war of attrition, headed by the leader of Group 39 martyr Ibrahim al-Rifai. The film discusses the time period from the 1967 war to the early times of the war of attrition. “El Mammar” is directed by Sherif Arafa and written by Sherif Arafa and Amir Teima. The film is starring Ahmed Ezz, Amir Karara, Hend Sabry, Ahmed Rizk, Asma Abul Yazid, Eyad Nassar, Sherif Mounir, Mohamed Farag, Ahmed Falawkas, Inaam Salousa, among others.
Also, veteran musician Omar Khairat began composing the movie’s soundtrack, which illustrates one of the most heroic battles ever fought by Egyptian soldiers. “El Mammar” (The passage) is a massive production and is expected to be released during the Muslim celebrations of Eid el-Fitr.