Bummer, dude! No hope for "Halawet Rouh" to come back to a cinema near you, Egypt

Published May 21st, 2014 - 12:09 GMT

The special committee at the Egyptian Censorship Board that was assigned to review the film “Halawit Rouh” starring Lebanese diva Haifa Wehbe for a second time after it was banned by the Egyptian Prime Minister has made the decision to not allow the film to be re-screened in the country.

According to Laha Magazine, out of the four member and one head committee, two members refused the film, while the other two gave it thumbs up. The final call was left to the president who voted in favor of banning it.

The film's producer Mohammad Al Sabki was shocked with the decision to keep the film banned, a matter that has so far cost him over 15 million Egyptian pounds in losses. Mohammad stressed he will not stay quiet and will file an appeal to keep defending the film until he takes the matter to the highest supreme court in Egypt. The director, Sameh Abdel Aziz, also vowed to fight for the film to make its way back into the theater. to have it screened once more in Egypt. He will be entering the controversial movie into film festivals around the world.

If Egypt doesn't love it maybe others will, eh?


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