Only six Egyptian films opened during the Adha Feast at more than 100 screening venues, confirming that the Egyptian film season was weak this year.
Amongst the films are Karim Abdel Aziz's Haramiya Fi KG2 (Kindergarten Thieves), Ahmed Adam's al Ragul al Abyad al Mutawasit (Mediterranean Man), Mahmoud Abdel Aziz's al Saher (The Magician) directed by Radwan al Kashef, Nadia Gundi and Elham Shahin’s al Raghba (The Desire) and Yousef Mansour's Badr. Also in the offing is the sexually risqué al Naama wal Tawous (The Ostrich and the Peacock), scripted by veteran director Salah Abu Seif and directed by his son.
The numbers are still not out yet on the films, but early indicators are pointing to the crowd-pleasing Haramiya Fi KG2 as the standout favorite. Directed by Sandra Nashat who also came away with a sleeper hit with last years' Leih Khalletni Ahibak, (Why'd you make me love you?) the producers have decided to use the same cutesy method of referring to the film's stars by just their first names on the billboards and other advertisements around the city plugging the film – Albawaba.com
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