The Past Will Return / Gaye El Zaman

  • Release Date: 2015
  • Type: Documentary
  • Run time: 100 Minutes
  • Directed by: Dina Hamza
  • Produced by: Marianne Khoury
  • Screenplay: Dina Hamza
  • Cinematography: Mohamed Abdel Raouf
  • Art direction: Hind Haider
  • Editing: Mohamed Eid
  • Costume design: Monia Fath El Bab
  • Music: Tamer Karawan
  • Sound: Khaled Bibo

When my father passed away in 2010 I felt extreme loneliness, to the extent that suicidal thoughts prevailed. But I decided to live and and try to find an exit within my household from this loneliness. I stumbled upon the radio, the important object which my father had left me in the house. The radio became my only companion; the music stations play his songs. My father, Mohamed Hamza, is a poet, who composed lyrics for the biggest artists of the sixities such as Abdel Halim Hafez, Shadia, Warda, and others. I’ve decided to make a film in an attempt to find in it Mohamed Hamza the fa-ther, the poet and to find him within the different places, eras and people he lived through.