TOPIC Daoud Abdel Sayed
On the importance of post-1967 alternative cinematic adventures in Egypt
Ahmed Refaat | Ahmed Refaat looks back at the constellation of three alternative film practices that emerged in the
The superb struggle of Land of Fear: Cinematology 3
The third episode of Cinematology takes a focus on Daoud Abdel-Sayed's masterpiece Ard al-Khof (Land
Out of the Ordinary: Daoud Abdel Sayed goes digital
Nour El Safoury | The fear underlying the film’s exploration of mind-reading powers is that of losing the body as a unit
On the many faces of the drug dealer in Egyptian cinema
Amany Ali Shawky | On the multifaceted complexity with which Egyptian cinema has portrayed the capricious drug-dealer character.
Egypt’s cinematic gem: Messages from the Sea
Amany Ali Shawky | A dramatic, nostalgic and sometimes nonsensical film about a man who doesn’t stutter only when drunk
Egypt’s cinematic gems: Land of Fear
Amany Ali Shawky | A philosophical storyline about human existence packaged as an epic crime flick full of suspense.
Egypt’s cinematic gems: ‘Searching for Sayed Marzouk’
Amany Ali Shawky | In an avalanche of events and people, the hero's link to reality thins, as does that of the viewer.
Egypt’s cinematic gems: ‘Ard al-Ahlam’
Amany Ali Shawky | Faten Hamama had never come anywhere near playing a character as unusual as this before
Four much anticipated Arabic films hit cinemas