Egyptian Director Pressed for Time for Ramadan Lineup
Egyptian director Ismael Abdul Hafez is racing with time in order to complete his latest series, Waja’a Al Buad (The Pain of Parting) in time for the Ramadan lineup.
According to Al Jumhuriah newspaper, Hafez has only completed 8 of the 17 part series.
The series, adapted for the screen from a novel by Yousef Al Aqeed speaks of the first immigration of an Egyptian farmer to an Arab country.
The film, set in 1976, is expected to be a carbon copy of the times.
That year in Egypt is well known as the year after the economy opened up.
According to Hafez “this series presents a new and genuine view of the Egyptian villagers in the mid 70s. This is an issue that has never before been addressed.”
The ensemble cast of the series includes actors Salah El Sa’adani, Abu Bakr Izzat, Rania Farid Shawqi, Mona Zakka and many more. – Albawaba.com.
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