Director Hala Khalil has almost completed his upcoming film “Kaas Wa lazik” (Cut and Paste) starring Egyptian actor Hannan Turk, as well as Sharif Muneer, Fathi Abdul Wahab, Hannan Imtawi,’ and a number of new faces.
It is scheduled for release this summer season.
The film, produced by Yousif Adeeb, revolves around a group of young adult’s simple dreams of love and work. The cast stated that the film depicts real life events that matter to most people. They added that they enjoyed working on the film together since they are good friends in real life, reported the London based Elaph.
Hannan’s latest film was film “Al Hayat Muntaha Al Litha” (Life is the extreme Desire) also starring Muna Shalabi, and for the first time Lebanese singer Yuri Imrakadi. City Stars cinema house in Egypt held a private screening of the film on November 28.
Hannan and Yuri recently appeared on the weekly program “Our Home is Your Home” on Egyptian television to discuss the film. The plot revolves around complex psychological and social issues like adultery and intimate relationships between couples, and the end the film presents a new meaning to ‘Desire.’
The Fourteenth Annual Cairo Cinema Festival recently honored Hannan and singer Mohammad Muneer for their outstanding performances in the film “Dunia” (World,) written and directed by Joe Sileen Saab.
In the film, Muneer portrays the role of a singer/poet who meets a young lady played by Hannan. She decides to leave her family to pursue her dream of performing in Cairo.
Hannan has been attacked by critics over the social content of the film that deals with female circumcision.
The actor claims the film is one of her best, and considers her role to be “the cry of every Egyptian girl and woman who suffered circumcision.”
The film deals with a number of social issues, such as a woman’s body image, her sexual desires, and what she undergoes when she is secluded from society. The film promotes personal choice and freedom, and depicts the psychological and physical effects of circumcision, an issue that today still affects a large number of Egyptian women.