‘Rose For Old Age’: Tragic Epic on Syrian Modern History
Syrian director Yousef Rizeq is currently shooting his new series Wardah Li Kharif al Omr (Rose For Old Age) based on a script by the famous writer Khairi al Thahabi who previously offered the same director the series Raqsat al Habari (Pen Fisher’s Dance), according to the daily al Hayat.
Costarring in the new series is a group of Syrian drama stars including Asaad Feddah, Muna Wasef, and Salim Kallas. Nadine, Jihad Saad, Najah Hafeez, Fadia Khattab, Andreh Skaf, Wafaa Mosselli and Issam A’baji.
The series is an immense production consisting of three parts each of which consisting of 40 episodes. The events of the series go back to the fifties of the past century and tackle various classes in the Syrian society at that time during the period of feudalzation the impacts of which are still present in the Syrian countryside.
The series is basically based on an innocent simple love story in the countryside, which grows in an environment dominated by the rich Agha and his sons. The Agha’s son quickly confiscates this love after he notices the charm of the girl, so he deprives her of the lover who is forced to travel to the US. He returns after many years with western conceptions which he tries to impose on his society in an indication by the director to the shining western style which imposes itself on our life and reality.
Rizeq indicated the presence of modern social and political failures describing the series as tragic and epic -- Albawaba.com