Hanan Turk and Muna Zaki sleepless in Alexandria

Published April 26th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Egyptian actress Hanan Turk welcomed an offer to costar in the leading role in the new social and historic film "La Ahad Yanam Fil Iskindiria" (No One Sleeps in Alexandria) alongside Muna Zaki. The film revolves around the time during World War II and the important social and historic events that affected Egypt from the immigration of a large number of Greeks and the entering of German spies. 


The film also revolves around a love story between a young man and a young woman who struggle with family disputes and face a number of problems for the fact that their families support different sides. One family supports the German and the other opposes them and supports the English, reported the UAE daily, Al Bayan. 


The film written by Ibrahim Abdul Majeed and directed by Mohammad Fadel will costar Izzat Al Alali, Hisham Salim, Ahmad Rizik, and Karima Mukhtar. Shooting of the scenes is to begin this coming October.  


Turk had recently announced that she will not be accepting any new roles until she completes her work in the film “Hub El Banat” (Girls Romance). The actress said she wants to be able to dedicate herself completely for the film. Hanan stressed that she does not want to be working on more than one film at the same time not wanting to be over exhausted making her incapable of offering her best.  


Hanan had changed her mind on recent decision to back out of the film "Hub El Banat" (Girls Romance) alongside Egyptian actress Laila Ilwi. When Hanan had apologized from being able to accept the role previously, Laila made it a point to personally convince her to rethink her decision and join the crew of the film.  


Turk has been nominated by director Safwat Al Qishery for the leading part in a new drama series "Al Qarar" (The Decision). The story revolves around how making certain decisions regarding social issues like divorce and separation affect the family circle and especially the children. The series is written by Amirah Abu Al Futouh and costars Egyptian actors Sawsan Badr, Tawifiq Abdul Hamid, Manal Salameh, Said Abdul Ghani, Ulfat Imam, and Shams. 


Director Ali Ragab began the first phase of filming the new movie “Khalti Faranca” (Aunt Franca), which marks Zaki's first leading role. The first scenes of the film have been shot after a postponement that lasted over three weeks due to the US-led war on Iraq. Zaki had decided to accept the role in a new film alongside Egyptian actress Abla Kamil, in an attempt to come out of the depression caused by reoccurring problems with her husband Ahmad Hilmi. –Albawaba.com 

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