Egyptian critic Neamat Allah Hussein during a film festival in Dubai, 2016
Renowned Egyptian film critic and journalist Neamat Allah Hussein died early Sunday. Dozens of filmmakers and critics offered their condolences on social media over the loss of the popular figure.
"We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return," reads a statement on the Facebook account of the critic announcing her death, adding, “The funeral ceremony with take place at the family's cemetery in El-Katameya."
The veteran critic wrote a number of cinema criticism books and took part in many domestic and international film festivals, in addition to her writing and holding leading positions in a number of Egyptian newspapers, including Akher Saa.
Amir Abaza, head of the Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries, issued a statement mourning the loss of the critic who was honoured during the festival's 2018 edition with a book issued about her impact on criticism, introduced by Syrian writer Lama Tayara.
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