Late Star Hussein Al Imam's Last Film
Zay Ood El Kabreet Screens at Darb 1718
Zay Ood El Kabreet (Like a Matchstick), the last film by late star Hussein Al Imam and his only directorial work, will screen at Darb 1718 on Sunday, July 7.
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Darb 1718 contemporary art and culture center is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to host different art mediums and cultural events. The center provides workshops, programs and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists. Darb 1718 is an art center and gathering point for all art events in Egypt.
Zay Ood El Kabreet is a comedic tale invented by the late filmmaker Al Imam to pay tribute to the super stars of the Egyptian cinema's Golden Era.
Zay Ood El Kabreet features scenes for those golden stars from five of black and white films directed by the late Hassan Al Imam, such as: El Malak El Zalem (The Unjust Angel) (1954), starring Faten Hamama, Kamal Al Shennawi, Hussein Riad and Mahmoud El-Meliguy; Ana Bint Min (Whose Daughter Am I?) (1950), starring Farid Shawqi, Leila Fawzi, Mohsen Sarhan and Hussein Riad; El Gassad (The Body) (1955), starring Hend Rostom, Kamal Al Shennawi, Hussein Riad and Fatma Rouchdi; Bent Mn El Banat (One of the Girls) (1968), starring Ahmed Mazhar, Samir Sabry, Magda El Khatib and Nour El Sherif; and Hob Fel Zalam (Love in the Darkness) (1953), starring Faten Hamama, Imad Hamdi and Farid Shawqi.
The end product leads to the rediscovery of golden age actors in a new context. Along with Hussein Al Imam, the film stars Sahar Ramy, Khaled Mahrous, Zakaria Amer and singer Randa El-Sobky.
Zay Ood El Kabreet is a comedic tale invented by the late filmmaker to pay tribute to the super stars of the Egyptian cinema's Golden Era. The plot combines scenes starring 21 actors from the age of black and white films with other scenes written by and starring Al Imam. The end product leads to the rediscovery of golden age actors in a new context Along with Hussein Al Imam, the film stars Sahar Ramy, Khaled Mahrous, Zakaria Amer, and singer Randa El-Sobky. MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution services.