‘Four Seasons’: Syrian Drama Tackles Various Social Classes’ Issues
Syrian director Hatem Ali has recently finished shooting the second part of his TV series al Fusoul al Arbaa (The Four Seasons) which is a social drama that deals with contemporary life and its problems, according to the daily Syria Times.
The script of the series which was written by Reem Hanna and Dalal al Rahabi, depicts maily the life of a big family.
Ali told the daily that the first part of every series is usually more successful, adding that dealing with contemporary issues was the most important factor that attracted him to direct a sequel to series.
Actor Khalid Taja said that he plays the role of the grandfather Karim who has a complicated character. He is a typical Damascene man whose main concern is to make his family lead a stable life.
In reply to a question about the reason for producing a sequel to the series, Taja said that life is continuous and it includes many problems, so the series tries to deal with these problems and suggest solutions for them.
Taja earlier played very important roles of a typical Damascene man in Ayyam Shamiyya (Damascene Days). His role in Yawmiyyat Mudir Aam (a Director General’s Diary) was a landmark in his artistic career. He played the role of a corrupt assistant director who faced difficulties in passing irregularities in the company.
Actress Nabila al Nabulsi expressed pleasure to play a role in this series which addresses a number of important problems such as class difference, husband’s dictatorship and life and modern technology.
Actress Hala Shawkat plays the role of an old woman who never surrenders to old age.
Actress Salma al Masri plays the same role she played in the first part, a woman who loves costumes and modes.
Andreh Skaf plays the role of a poor dreamy poet who believes in the necessity of eliminating the differences between social classes – Albawaba.com