‘Al al Randi Women’ faces obstacles on way to screen
Moroccan director Shakib bin Omar has postponed the shooting of a TV film called Nisaa Al al Randi (women of Al al Randi) based on a novel by the Moroccan writer al Mailoudi Shaghmoum and bearing the same title.
Bin Omar told the London-based daily al Sharq al Awsat that administrative obstacles related to production have been behind the postponement. He preferred not to mention any other details about the affair.
The director pointed out that shooting the film, which was scheduled last June, will begin early September 2002.
The film scripted by Khanata al Hilali, tackles Moroccan life in the sixties and seventies during which the country witnessed many changes.
Bin Omar said he would utilize modern technology and simple dialogue in directing the film.
Costarring in the film are Alia al Rikab, Nae’ma al Mashriqi, Edris la Roukh and Said Bai.
The latest TV work directed by bin Omar has been the series Fi Salef al Azman (in the olden days), from which he wrapped up four episodes only, that have not been aired yet. Previously he directed a series called Hobb al Muzah (joking love) in which he faced many criticisms by the fans and press -- Albawaba.com