Veteran Egyptian film critic Magdy El-Tayeb dies at 65

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Feb 2023

Veteran Egyptian film critic Magdy El-Tayeb passed away on Sunday night at the age of 65 after a long struggle with illness.

Magdy El-Tayeb


El-Tayeb, who was born in 1958 in Aswan, graduated from the Faculty of Alsun in 1983.

He obtained a postgraduate diploma in art criticism from the Academy of Arts in 1987.

El-Tayeb wrote hundreds of significant essays in film criticism for many Arab newspapers since the 1980s, winning several awards.

Many filmmakers, critics, and cultural entities have mourned the departure of El-Tayeb, including the Cinema Syndicate and the Egyptian Film Critics Association.

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