Young Egyptian actress Hanan Turk is in the process of preparing for her upcoming film about the life of Palestinian martyr Wafa’ Al Idreesi. The film will be directed by Mohammad Abu Yousef and is written by Mohammad Salmawi.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Hanan was so fascinated by the script because it reflects the humanistic aspect of the martyr’s life and the way she thinks and makes such a decision as to sacrifice her life for the Palestinian cause. Hanan is reading everything that deals with Wafa’s life, in order to get to know every detail of her character.
Hanan also watched the short documentary film about Wafa that was screened at a film festival in France two years ago. The location of the filming has not yet been decided on, but Hanan expects the director to chose places that are similar to where Wafa had lived.
The actress predicts that the film will signify a an important factor in her cinematic career, especially if she portrays a believable image of Wafa, who symbolizes true faith and courage.
On a different note, Egyptian Minister of Information Anas Al Fiqi has requested an authenticity of the events that take place in the drama “Sarah”, during a checkup he paid to the set of the drama at the Egyptian Media Production City.
The Minister wanted to know if the events in the drama, which revolve around a young girl who suffers from different psychological disorders and grows up to become a young lady but still has the mind of a child, could in fact reflect a real life case.
The director of the drama Shireen Adel stressed that she had consulted with over nine different psychiatrists and they had all told her that the character portrayed in the drama reflects actual cases of some patients, which received the right treatment and succeeded in turning them normal.