‘Abi Fawq al Shagara’ Director Returns with ‘Beautiful Love Time’
Hussein Kamal, the director of the film Abi Fawq al Shagara (My Father Is Over the Tree) starring late singer Abdel Halim Havez, has returned after 10 years of absence, shooting the film Zaman al Hobb al Gamil (Beautiful Love Time), according to the daily al Gomhuria.
Costarring in the film actress Yusra and the Moroccan singer Abdo Sharif. The scenario was written by Usama Ghazi who scripted the successful TV series Opera Aida.
Zaman al Hobb al Gamil tells the story of a man (played by Sharif) who is still living under the spell of Abdel Halim’s songs. He meets a lady (played by Yusra) who wishes to live in Abdel Halim’s time.
The film contains songs with Abdel Halim’s voice, and others with Sharif’s. It also includes new songs composed by Riyad al Hamshari.
Sharif is known for performing Abdel Halim’s songs at concerts at the Opera House in Cairo. Earlier, the director Yousef Shahin had also chosen the Moroccan singer to star in a film about Abdel Halim, but the project was stopped – Albawaba.com