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Art Alert: New releases in Egyptian cinemas for Eid Al-Fitr

The first day of Eid El-Fitr will be on Friday

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Jun 2018
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The first day of Eid El-Fitr will be on Friday; however, some films will be released beforehand.

Harb Qarmouz (Karmouz War)

Director: Peter Mimi
Starring: Amir Karara, Ghada Abdelrazek, Mostafa Khater, Mahmoud Hemida

This action-packed film focuses on an Egyptian police officer named Youssef El-Masry. In Alexandria’s Karmouz neighborhood during the days of the monarchy, El-Masry tries to save a woman from being raped.

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Harb Karmouz

Karma

Director: Khaled Youssef
Starring: Amr Saad, Khaled El-Sawy, Ghada Abdelrazek, Maged El-Masry

A social drama about relationships between people of different religions, with stories parallel and intertwining with each other. A young Muslim man falls in love with a Christian girl and they wed in spite of everyone’s disapproval. Meanwhile, a businessman becomes tangled in a massive corruption scandal.

Egypt’s censorship authority has withdrawn the screening permit of the film, a day before its preview screening.

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Karmah

Leila Hana We Sorour (A Night of Bliss and Joy)

Director: Hussein El-Menbawy, Karim El-Mihy
Starring: Mohamed Imam, Yasmine Sabry, Farouk El-Fishawy, Rehab El-Gamal

This comedy action film sees an intelligence officer disguise himself as a businessman named Sorour. He falls for a girl named Hana during a dangerous mission involving a criminal gang.

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Leila Hana We Sorour

Alb Ommo (Mama’s Boy)

Director: Amr Salah
Starring: Hisham Maged, Shiko, Nour Kadry, Dalal Abdelaziz

A comedy centring on a crime gang boss named Magdy Takhtoukh, who is badly injured during a fight and needs a heart transplant. Meanwhile the mother of a young man named Younis dies. Her heart is given to Takhtoukh, and hence he starts dealing with Younis in a very “motherly” way.

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Alb Ommo

El-Abla TamTam

Director: Ali Idris
Starring: Yasmine Abdel Aziz, Hamdy El-Merghany, Bayoumi Fouad, Mostafa Abo Sareea

A comedy in which a group of prisoners escape jail through a secret tunnel, only to find themselves in an experimental school. They decide to stay there until they figure out what to do, but Abla Tamtam will make their life harder.

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Abla Tamtam

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