The 34th Alexandria Mediterranean film festival will screen Amir El-Bahga “Prince of Joy” a documentary that marks the life of Egyptian movie and music icon Mohamed Fawzi, as part of a ceremony to honour his work. The festival will take place between 3 and 8 October.
Directed by Hussein Bakr, under the sponsorship from the festival, the idea for Amir El-Bahga started five years ago with the late musician Ammar el-Sheriey. Sheriey agreed with Bakr to start working on the movie before a later shoot with flute soloist Rania Yehia, critic Ashraf Gharib, singer Ahmed Ibrahim, director Samir Seif, and Fawzi’s son Mounir.
The event will also include a seminar led by Ashraf Gharib, who wrote a book about Fawzi.
Born on 15 August 1919, Fawzi is one of the most iconic Egyptian Arab composers, singers and actors who made dozens of movies and songs that influenced the nation through decades, and are still present in today’s programmes.
The annual festival is organised by the Egyptian Association for Film Writers and Critics, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Information.
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