Late filmmaker Shady Abdel Salam to be honoured in Damietta

Ahram Online, Wednesday 26 Oct 2011

Damietta's Cultural Palace will pay tribute to celebrated director of 'The Night of Counting the Years' on 1 November

The El-Khoroug Lel Nahar (‘Coming into the Light’) movement ‎will hold an event commemorating late Egyptian filmmaker ‎Shady Abdel Salam next Tuesday, 1 November, at the Cultural ‎Palace in Damietta.‎

Abdel Salam – film director, screenwriter and costume/set ‎designer – was one of Egypt’s most influential filmmakers. One ‎of his best-known films, Al-Momiaa (‘The Night of Counting the ‎Years’), has been described by critics as one of the most ‎important films in Arab – and international – cinema.‎
Born in Alexandria, Abdel Salam made a number of other highly ‎regarded films. These include El-Falah El-Faseeh (‘The ‎Eloquent Peasant’); Giyoush El-Shams (‘Armies of the Sun’); ‎Korsi Tutankhamen El-Zahabi (‘The Golden Chair of ‎Tutankhamen’); and Ramses the Second.‎
He was the recipient of several prestigious film awards, including ‎the George Sadol Award (1970), the Carthage Film Festival ‎Award (1972), and Egypt’s State Encouragement Award (1985). ‎
Abdel Salam passed away on 8 October 1986.‎
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