Syrian Mohammed Malass to Direct Egyptian Film
Syrian director Mohammed Malass will begin next November shooting his film Otlet Radwan (Radwan’s Holiday), marking his debut in the Egyptian cinema, according to the Arabic daily Al Sharq Al Awsat.
The director has nominated the Egyptian actor Noor El Sherif to star in the new film.
The film is scripted by Sayyed Said and is based on a novel by Abdo Adib.
The story explores the conditions that prevailed in the Egyptian City of Port Said in the fifties.
The film’s shooting will take 8 weeks, according to the paper. But the artist, known for his deep history and distinguished experience in the Syrian cinema industry is worried.
“I am really scared of this experience because it is my first in the Egyptian cinema. This is due to the fact that all the cast are Egyptians, which is a challenge to me,” Malass told the daily.
The director denied rumors that he had stopped work on a TV series on the legendary Egyptian composer, Sayyed Darwish.
Reports have alleged that Darwish’s family threatened to go to the court. He said, “the matter was no more than a delay by scenarist Mahfouz Abdel Rahman, who failed to deliver the script as he is being busy wrapping up the fourth part of the series Bawabat Al Halawani, expected to be aired next Ramadan.”
He anticipates no objection on the part of the Darwishes voicing “confidence in the objectivity of the author and his respect for the renowned composer.” -- Albawaba.com