Egyptian director Ali Badrakhan returns to the silver screen after 14-year hiatus

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 Aug 2016

Badrakhan's last film El-Raghba (Desire) came out in 2002

Ali Badrakhan
Egyptian filmmaker Ali Badrakhan (Photo: Ahram Arabic gate)

Egyptian director Ali Badrakhan is currently working on a new film project titled Akhlaq El-Abeed (Slaves’ Morals), reported Al-Arabiya Arabic website.

The film is scripted by Essam El-Shamaa and Ali El-Gendy and will bring back the director to the silver screen after an almost 14-year long hiatus.  

Badrakhan is tasked with the artistic supervision of the film, with Ayman Makram as its director.

The film stars Khaled El-Sawy, Yosra El-Lozy and Sara Salama.

Speaking to Al-Arabiya Arabic website, Badrakhan stated that Akhlaq El-Abeed is “a social-political film,” adding that the filming, which will take place in Thailand among other places, will begin mid-August after a long preparation phase.

Born 25 April, 1946, Badrakhan is one of Egypt’s most celebrated directors, with an important film repertoire comprising 15 productions, and including his first feature film Al-Hob Alazi Kan (The Love that used to be-1973),  Al-Karnak (1975), Shafika Wa Metwaly (1978), Ahl El-Qema (People at the Top-1981), Al-Ra’i Wal Nisaa (The Shepherd and the Women-1991), and most recently El-Raghba (Desire) in 2002. 

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