‘Astray in America’ Attracts Egyptian Politicians
The Egyptian film Taeh Fi America (Astray in America) which was previewed Thursday for the press and critics, was attended also by a number of Egyptian Ministers and senior politicians, according to the London-based daily al Hayat.
The special screening for the film was attended by the Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Maher, Arab League secretary-general Amr Musa, the Egyptian minister of culture Farouq Husni and a number of artists and intellectuals.
The film was screened at Sheraton Theater in Cairo, in preparation of screening it for the public at the Egyptian theaters.
The film was written by Egyptian-American scenarist Taimur Serri, directed by Egyptian-American director Rafi Jerjes and costarring Khaled al Nabawi, Hala Shiha, Mohammed Lutfi and Eman.
Taeh Fi America tells the story of an Egyptian young man (played by al Nabawi) who travels to the US to look for a job. He meets an Egyptian girl (played by Shiha) there, and they fall for each other.
The film is a blend of romance and comedy. Most of the filming took place in the US, with total production costs of $600,000.
Amr Diab’s two songs, Tamalli Maak (With You For Ever) and Wala Leila (No Night), was used as background music for romantic scenes between Nabawi and Shiha in the film – Albawaba.com