Horizons of great Egyptian art director, Salah Marei

Ahram Online, Tuesday 2 Apr 2013

1970 film 'The Night of Counting the Years' will be screened Tuesday 2 April at the American University in Cairo as part of a 2-week commemoration of Art Director Salah Marei

Salah Marei

As part of a two-week commemoration to well-known Egyptian cinematic art director, Salah Marei, the American University in Cairo (AUC) hosts an exhibition and screens films to which Marei contributed.

On Tuesday 2 April, film El Momia (The Mummy, The Night of Counting the Years), directed by Shady Abdel-Salam, will be screened at the AUC's Malak Gabr's Theatre. Released in 1970, The Night of Counting the Years is among Marei's first experiences in the field with Shady Abdel Salam.

Salah Marei passed away on 3 March 2011. Having worked in around 30 feature films, Marei signed off his career with the independent film In the Last Days of the City by Tamer El Saeed, which he had volunteered to help out with. He was also a professor in the High Institute of Cinema, teaching the history of architecture and art direction and inspiring many students.

AUC also hosts an exhibition in their Sharjah Art Gallery until 10 April in commemoration of the great Egyptian art director.

Tuesday 2 April, 6pm
Film screening
Malak Gabr Theatre, AUC New Cairo campus

26 March - 10 April
Horizons of Salah Marei exhibition
Sharjah Art Gallery, AUC New Cairo campus


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