Acclaimed director Samir Seif dies at 72

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019 - 01:44 GMT

Late director Samir Seif - ET

Late director Samir Seif - ET

CAIRO – 10 December 2019: Renowned director Samir Seif passed away on the evening of Dec.9 at the age of 72 due to a sudden cardiac arrest.

Seif practiced directing and teaching its arts in foreign universities operating in Egypt. His cinematic career is rich with many achievements and contributions.

The late director started his artistic career by directing the movie “Daerat al-Intiqam” (The Revenge Circle) in 1976, followed by “Qeta ala-Nar” (Cat on Fire) a year later with acclaimed late actor Nour el-Sherif. Both films were considered a very successful start.

In 1978, the late director presented “Iblis fel Madena” (Satan in the City), which was another masterpiece, followed by “Al-Motawahesha” a year later.

The late director presented Adel Imam in an entirely new role, away from comedy, through the film “El-Mashbooh” (The Suspect) alongside Soad Hosny in 1982, in addition to the film “Ghareeb fe Baiti” (Stranger in my House) starring Hosny and Nour el-Sherif.

Seif returned in 1983 with another successful film “El-Ghoul” starring Adel Imam before presenting “Akher el-Regal el-Mohtarameen” starring Nour el-Sherif a year later.

The late director returned to comedy again with “El-Khot” starring Adel Imam in 1984, followed by “Shaware’ Men Nar” (Streets of Fire) starring Sherif.

In 1985, Seif cooperated with Imam in “El-Halfout” (The Bum).

The acclaimed director resumed directing enriching films that held a lot of deep and illustrative content; films that were and still are carved in the conscious of the Arab and Egyptian public.

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