Women Who Loved Cinema (Parts 1 & 2) / Ashikat Al Cinema

  • Type: Documentary
  • Directed by: Marianne Khoury
  • Date: 2002
  • Duration: 58 Minutes
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Production: Misr International Films, Ognon Pictures, Zentropa, Les Fils Chafic Fathallah
  • Producers: Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury, Humbert Balsan
  • Director Of Photography: Nizar Shaker
  • Editor: Sherif Ezzat, Nahla Refaat
  • Mixing: Ahmed Gaber
  • Production Manager: Maged Youssef
  • Script: Marianne Khoury
  • Sound: Ahmed Suliman, Hazem Mustapha, Gomaa Abdel Latif, Mohab Chane Saz
Synopsis:

Six strong-willed women whose adventurous streak changed the face of film industry in early twentieth century Egypt – a time when the country was, despite the liberal ripples, still steeped in conservative tradition. The film shows how these women, different as they were in class and social background, broke taboos and dismissed conventional wisdom to fulfill their overpowering passion for filmmaking. Women Who Loved Cinematakes us to the past and brings us, seamlessly, to the present day. Aziza ... Fatema ... Behidja ... Amina ... Assia … Mary... theirs is a story that will remain indelibly etched in the memory of Egyptian cinema.

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