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Watch… film “Karma” special screening

Wednesday 13/June/2018 - 03:44 PM
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A large number of celebrities، politicians، public figures، and media personals were keen to participate Tuesday evening with director Khaled Youssef during the screening of his new film "Karma" at the Americana Plaza Cinema Complex، in the 6th of October.

Among the attendee was Amr Moussa، and a number of prominent journalists and TV presenters، including Khaled Salah and his wife Sherihan Abo Elhassan، Ibrahim Eissa، Farida El-Shobashy، and others.

A number of celebrities were keen to attend the special screening including Ghada AbdelRazek، Zina، Samir Sabri، Lebleba، Ehab Fahmy، Gabriel Khoury، Khaled El Sawy and his wife،Maged El Masry، and others.

Karma co-starring Amr Saad، Khaled El Sawy، Majed El Masry، Ghada Abdelrazek، Zeina، Wafaa Amer، Ehab Fahmy، Magdy Kamel، Dalal Abdelaziz، Omar Zahran، Sarah El Tonsy، Youssef El Husseiny، Moustafa Darwish، Hassan Harb، and others.

The film is written and directed by Khaled Yousef.

The film plot is set in a social drama that deals with the tense relationship between Muslims and Christians، through the story of a young Muslim who falls in love with a Christian girl and marries her despite the objection of everyone. On the other hand، it revolves around the involvement of a businessman in a major corruption case in the country.

The film is the first cooperation between AbdelRazek and Youssef after their political and personal differences.

Noteworthy، Khaled Youssef is an Egyptian director. His father was a mayor. Khaled studied in the electrical engineering division of the faculty of engineering at Banha University. He graduated in 1990. While a student at university he held the post of Student Union president، he also directed a play titled (Al Moharej). The screenplay for that production was authored by the deceased Syrian writer Mohamed Al Maouz and was performed at the Taliaa theater as part of a university students production. 

Khaled had the opportunity to get to know the departed director Youssef Chahine while a student through his film screenings and also through the seminars he held at the university. Youssef also performed in Chahine’s 1991 documentary film “Al Qahira Menawara bi Ahlaha”. Moreover، Khaled contributed to the screenplays of “Al Mohajer”، “Al Maseer” and “Al Akhir” and also worked as an assistant director on the set of “Eskandiria New York”. Thus، Khaled Youssef had a long history of partnership with Youssif Chahine. 

In 2001، Khaled Youssef began directing his first cinematic production which was titled “Al Asifa” and starred Yousra، Hanan Tourk، Hani Salama and Mohamed Nagaty. The film was a big success. Later in 2003 he directed the film “Gawaz bi Qarar Jamhoury” that starred Hanan Tourk and Hani Ramzy، this was followed by “Anta Oumry” which featured Nelly Kareem and Hany Salama. In 2005، Khaled Youssif presented his fourth film titled “Ouija”. This film starred Shereef Mounir، Hani Salama، Mouna Shalby and Hend Sabry.

In the following year، he presented “Khiyana Mashroua” which starred Hani Salama، Sumayah Al Khashab and May Ezz Al Deen. In 2007 he presented “Heena Maysara” that starred Sumaya Al Khashab and Amr Saad. Later that same year، in a collaborative effort with his mentor Youssif Chahine، Khaled directed “Heya Fawda”. 

In 2008 Khaled directed “Al Rayyis Omar Harb”، this was followed in 2009 by “Dukkan Shahata” that starred Hayfa Wehbe and Amr Saad.

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