Tag: Fatin Hamama

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Fatin Hamama discovered the cinema when she was young, living with her family in the eastern Delta, where her father worked as a primary school secre­tary. Her father took her to see her first film in the provincial town of Mansura. The actress Asya was there for the opening of her new film. Young Fatin […]

Doaa al-Karawan (1959)

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On September 25, 2009

Adapted from a novella of the same title by Taha Husayn, The Nightingale’s Prayer tells the story of two poor orphaned sisters from the countryside. The first, sent to work as a servant, is sedu

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