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

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Jun 2018

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

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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.

Harb Karmouz


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Egypt’s censorship authority has withdrawn the screening permit of the film, a day before its preview screening.


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.

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.

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.

Abla Tamtam

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