National Cinema Center commemorates Naguib Mahfouz

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Mon, 23 Dec 2019 - 04:56 GMT

Late Naguib Mahfouz - ET

Late Naguib Mahfouz - ET

CAIRO - 23 December 2019: The National Cinema Center, headed by Souad Shawky, is organizing a celebration to commemorate the birth of late legendary writer Naguib Mahfouz.

The celebration takes place over the course of three days, starting from Tuesday, Dec. 24 to Thursday, Dec. 26 at Tharwat Okasha Cultural Center in the Arts City at 6 p.m. under the supervision of Mohammed Mustafa Hass.

During the ceremony, a film screening and a cinema seminar will be presented to discuss Mahfouz’s prominent works.

On Dec. 24, the movie “Qasr el-Shouq” will screen, followed by a symposium led by critic Nader Adly. On Dec. 25, the movie "El Seman Wal Khareef" will screen, followed by a symposium led by journalist and writer Sayed Mahmoud

The activities will conclude on Dec. 26 with the screening of the film "Zo’a el-Madaq”" that will be followed by a seminar moderated by cinematic critic Tareq el-Shennawi.

Naguib Mahfouz was born on December 11, 1911 and died August 30, 2006. He is the first Egyptian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Mahfouz’s enriching career started during the 1930’s and kept going strong until the year 2004.

Mahfouz wrote 55 books, 35 novels, 223 stories, 19 short- story collections, 7 plays, and 26 scripts. All his novels are set in Egyptian alleys, illustrating the entire world and types of characters found in societies.

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