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Ahmed Zaki

Ahmed Zaki (Arabic:أحمد زكى Ahmed Zaky; November 18, 1949 – March 27, 2005) was a leading Egyptian film star. He was characterised by his talent, skill and ability in impersonating. He was also famous for his on-screen vehemence, often genuinely hitting co-stars during scenes of violence.

egycinemas.com The Ultimate Movie Guide and Media information in Egypt

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Egyfilm (Arabic)

Egyfilm is a site in Arabic that that provides the latest news about the Egyptian movie industry. The site also tracks all the latest news of contemporary music and movie stars.

Egyptian Cinema Resources

Egyptian cinema is Egypt's flourishing Egyptian Arabic-language film industry based in Cairo. Cairo is famous for its annual International Film Festival, which has been rated by the International Federation of Film Producers' Associations as being among the 11 top class film festivals worldwide.There's also another festival held in Alexandria.

Egyptian Film Preservation

Egypt produces the most popular cinema in the Middle East. The Egyptian Filmmakers have produced masterpieces since 1920s. Now all these films are in great danger. Egypt has no film preservation facilities to preserve these great movies. It is estimated that 99% of all silent filmsand 50% of all sound films ever made have been lost forever.

El Cinema Movie Database (Arabic)

ElCinema.com Is the first online database archiving information about Egyptian and Arab cinema. The comprehensive data provided on the site is collected by its users and readers who are encouraged to participate. The database is an interesting concept in Egypt.

Faten Hamama

Faten Hamama (Arabic: فاتن حمامة‎) (born 27 May 1931) is an Egyptian producer and an acclaimed actress of film, television, and theatre. She was regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from melodramas to historical films and occasional comedies, though her chief successes were romantic dramas.

Salah Abouseif

Salah Abouseif (Arabic صلاح ابو سيف ) is one of Egypt's greatest film directors. Abouseif has directed 39 films since his directorial debut in 1945 with the film Dai'iman fi Qalbi. He is particularly known for his faithful portrayal of the popular quarters of Cairo, where most of his films are set. His close affection for these areas comes from his own childhood in Boulaq, where he grew up in poverty.

Youssef Chahine

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Youssef Chahine(Arabic: يوسف شاهين) was an film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was a critically acclaimed director frequently seen in film festivals during decades.