Comedy and Drama | Running Time: 100 minutes
1968 / Arabic
Fatin Abdel Wahab was an Egyptian screenwriter and director born in 1913, best known for a series of films he made with legendary comedian Ismail Yassin. He started life as a civil servant and army volunteer; many of his films were set in military barracks or air force bases. He also directed a series of documentary films entitled The Revolution's Projects in Five Years.
VOX Cinema 1 Red Sea Mall
Price: 5 SAR
ProducerEhab El-Lithy Film
CastShadia , Salah Zulfiqar, Imad Hamdi, Adel Imam
Iconic Egyptian singer and actress Shadia made over a hundred films, and unforgettable comedies with influential actor Salah Zulfikar. In this recently restored classic with the support of the Red Sea Film Festival, Shadia’s Aida feels neglected by her husband Saleh, a hard-working banker, so turns to the movies for comfort. Increasingly, she comes home from the cinema believing that she is one of the characters she has just seen, a kind of madness that doctors tell Saleh he must indulge by playing roles along with her. The situations that result are as laugh-out-loud funny as they were in 1968, while the movie’s two songs, Fares Ahlamy and Irma La Douce – sung superbly by Shadia - remain hits to this day.