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Shooting of Ramadan 2021 series Naguib Mahfouz's Between Heaven and Earth begins

Actress Sawsan Badr announced the news on her official Instagram account

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Jan 2021
Sawsan Badr
Sawsan Badr
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In her post that she uploaded on Thursday, the actress shows a photo of herself in the television series which is being prepared for the upcoming month of Ramadan.
 
Directed by Mohamed El-Adl, the series is based on Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz's story Bayn El Sama we El Ard (Between Heaven and Earth), which was developed specifically for cinema.
 
El-Adl's TV series has script written by Eslam Hafez.
 

 

Starring Sawsan Badr, the cast also includes Hany Salama, Youssra El-Lozy, Ghada Adel,  Nourhan, Mahmoud Ellisy,  Ahmad El-Salakawi, among others.
 
Between Heaven and Earth was first released as a film in 1959, and directed by Salah Abu Seif who also co-authored the script.
 
The Egyptian classic starred Hind Rostom, Omar Afifi, Mokhtar El-Sayed, Abdulsalam El-Nabulsi, and Sayed Abu Bakr.
 
With the action taking place in an elevator, suspended after a malfunction, the film showcases a number of unique characters.
 
"The characters – among them a movie star, a thief, a madman, a cook and a pregnant woman – are archetypes that represent the different strata and classes of Egyptian society in the 1950s – classes that are still very much in place in Egypt today. This fact alone points to the timelessness and of a film that was first shown more than 50 years ago. Between Heaven and Earth remains a remarkable triumph of modern cinema," wrote Ali Abu Shadi in the film's brief during its screening at Sanad Film Fund, 2011.
 
Between Heaven and Earth (1959)
Still from Between Heaven and Earth (1959)

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