Category: Producers & Directors

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In a career in cinema of more than forty years, Tawfik Saleh has made just seven feature films. Al-Mutamarridun (The Rebels, 1967) was banned for politi­cal reasons, and his last two films, al-Makhdu’un (The Dupes, 1972) and al­Ayyam al-Tawila (The Long Days, 1980), made in Syria and Iraq, have never been shown in Egypt. In […]
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Cairo is the capital of the cinema industry in the Arab World. It could not have attained this status without pioneers like Salah Abu Sayf. Starting out as an editor, he went on to directing films for over fifty years. His movies have two distinctive characteristics: unity of space and unity of dramatic treatment. Three […]
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