Censorship authority withdraws screening permit for upcoming Egyptian film Karma

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Jun 2018

The film was approved for a permit in April before it was withdrawn on Monday

Karma, film (Photo: part of promotional poster)

Egypt’s censorship authority has withdrawn the screening permit of upcoming Egyptian film Karma, a day before its preview screening and days before its release during Eid Al-Fitr.

The announcement was shared in a post by MP Haitham El-Hariri on his official Facebook page.

The film was directed by Khaled Youssef, and stars Amr Saad, Khaled El-Sawy, Ghada Abdelrazek, and Maged El-Masry.

According to a synopsis on elcinema.com, the film tells the story of a young Muslim who falls in love with a Christian, who wed despite their families’ disapproval. Concurrently the film explores the narrative of a businessman entangled in corruption, with two stories intersecting to explore social relationships between members of different religions.

Karma is a production of Misr International Films. Although the permit was initially approved on 30 April, its withdrawal on Monday is attributed to its “violation of the terms and conditions under which the licence was given.”


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