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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-30 14:43:50
Born on 15 March 1943, Perouz Artin Kalfayan, known as Fayrouz, was an Armenian-Egyptian child actress whose career flourished in the 1950s. She acted in over 10 films gaining the name 'the child prodigy,' yet quickly withdrew from the silver screen. She first made it into the limelight at the age of seven when she starred in Yasmine (1950) alongside renowned actor Anwar Wagdy, who was also the film's director and producer, and an artist who discovered the young star. In fact, Wagdy played an important role in Fayrouz's life during which she appeared in mainroles in several black and white 10 films presenting her multi-array talents as she was acting, singing and dancing. One of her most important roles was in Dahab (1953), which was also directed and produced by Wagdy. After her marriage to the Egyptian comedian Badreddine Gamgoum in 1959, Fayrouz decided to end her career in cinema with her last movie Bafakkar fi lli Naseeni, by Hossam El Din Mostafa and Lotfy Nour Eldin. According to Al Ahram Weekly 2015 "Fayrouz made a name for herself independently of Wagdi with Atef Salem’s Deprivation in 1953 and together with her two sisters Mervat and Nelly." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-21 09:29:27
Father of Egyptian comedy Naguib Ilyas El-Rihani, also called Kishkisk Bey for the role he played early in his career, was born on 21 January 1889 in the Bab El Shereya area of Cairo to an Iraqi father and Egyptian mother. El-Rihani passed away on 8 June 1949 and now, on his 127th birthday, Google commemorates the iconic actor with a Doodle. Many critics referred to El-Rihani as "the Charlie Chaplin of the East" for his comedy skills, his contribution to the arts, as well as his simple background and his family’s financial struggles. El-Rihani completed his studies at Les Freres French School in Cairo and then worked at the Agriculture Bank, and later on in Sugar Company in Nagaa Hamady. He always dreamed of becoming an actor and was finally discovered by his fellow friend, the director and actor Aziz Eid. He immediately became a known comedian, despite the fact that he loved tragedy. El-Rihani's approach to theatrical arts has repositioned Egypt's theatre, attracting attention and respect from every social stratum. In 1920, he established his own theatrical group and together with his lifelong friend and work partner, Badeih Khairy, began adapting several iconic French theatre plays to the Egyptian stage and then to cinema. He also wrote plays and film scripts. El-Rihani worked with many talents and cooperated with the famous musician Sayed Darwish in the newly developed musical theatre. He had a great influence on many Egyptian theatre and cinema actors. Renowned comedy actor Foad El Mohandes (1924-2006) always emphasized El-Rihani’s effect on him and his style in acting. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-17 08:51:36
Three hundred talents from all over the world are invited to the Berlinale Talents 14th edition annual cinematic event, with two Egyptians on the list. The two Egyptian candidates – film distributor Ahmed Sobky and film critic and journalist Rasha Hosny – are among 300 emerging film and drama series professionals from 79 countries, according to the Berlinale Talents press release. The nominated talents were chosen from a group of 2,648 applicants from 118 countries. The candidates are selected by an international committee on the basis of prior achievements, the resonance and relevance of their work, as well as exceptional promise. The 2016 group, who will take part in a six-day programme featuring over 100 events, is comprised of professionals from the fields of directing, producing, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, film criticism, sales and distribution, sound design, and score composing. The Berlinale press release reveals that "the great variety of personal and professional backgrounds and accomplishments is one of the characteristics of the Talents. The 2016 group exhibits a multiplicity of perspectives as seen in the Talents’ documental or fictional storytelling, from the point of view of filmmakers in queer and experimental cinema as well as those from ethnic minorities and indigenous backgrounds. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-14 14:19:48
Oscars organisers on Thursday began announcing the names of the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, which will be handed out next month. The following are the nominees for the best supporting actor Oscar: Christian Bale, "The Big Short" Tom Hardy, "The Revenant" Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight" Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies" Sylvester Stallone, "Creed" The following are the nominees for the best supporting actress Oscar: Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight" Rooney Mara, "Carol" Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight" Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl" Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs" More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-14 13:59:32
Alan Rickman, the British stage and screen actor whose distinct voice and features were the basis for formidable characters, died on Thursday morning. He was 69. A spokesman for the London-based Independent Talent Group confirmed his death. Mr. Rickman had been suffering from cancer, according to The Guardian. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-13 09:30:42
A coffee shop in Egypt built to look like ‘Central Perk’ from the 90’s sitcom Friends, is attracting a lot of business from fans who want to get the Rachel and Ross experience. The Port Fouad ‘Central Perk’ cafe was created by a couple, Omnia and Abdullah Hassan. Hassan, a former banker, quit his job and with the help of his interior designer cousin, Haytham Hegazy, spent six months reconstructing the cafe. “I am a huge fan. I always had the idea of setting up a private business. My wife Omnia told me if we’re going to start a cafe why not create Central Perk. This was three years ago,’‘ said Hassan. Egypt’s Central Perk is a three hour drive away from Cairo but, according to Hassan, the long drive hasn’t deterred people from making their way here. The coffee shop is modeled on that in the hit TV show and customers can enjoy a drink whilst watching ‘‘Friends’‘. One customer and fan, Hoda al Taraneesy, said she expected a cafe of this kind to be open in the bustling cities of Cairo or Alexandria. “I was always used to finding places such as this [cafe] in centralised governates such as Cairo and Alexandria. I was happy to find this project in Port Fouad. Now I feel like Port Fouad is on the map. I am happy that the children of Port Fouad are the ones who completed it. I decided to come because of it being in Port Fouad and that I love the show,” said Al Taraneesy. In just one month, the cafe’s Facebook page has more than 13 thousand likes. And due to the cafe’s success so far, its owners are hoping to expand into Cairo and Alexandria. “Friends” first aired in 1994 and wrapped 10 years later. The series is still popular today. Some fans have hoped for a reunion, something cast and crew have said is unlikely to happen. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-12 08:57:07
Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group signed a $3.5 billion deal on Tuesday to buy Hollywood studio Legendary Entertainment, the maker of blockbusters "Jurassic World" and "Godzilla", dubbing it China's biggest-ever cultural takeover. Legendary's film productions have grossed more than $12 billion worldwide at the box office, according to a Wanda statement. The company's projects -- which have also included "Pacific Rim" and the latest Batman trilogy -- are mostly the big-budget action spectaculars popular with Chinese audiences. The agreement was "China's largest cross-border cultural acquisition to date", said the Chinese firm, which is headed by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin. "American movie companies have the commanding heights of the movie industry in the world," Wang told reporters at the signing ceremony in Beijing, adding the acquisition will "change this situation". The takeover has echoes of Japanese electronics group Sony's acquisition of Columbia Pictures in 1989, which epitomised the then-booming Asian country's purchases of trophy US assets. But Wang denied that the deal -- which comes weeks after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba bought Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper -- was intended to increase Beijing's cultural influence. "Government soft power belongs to another sphere," he said at the briefing, where he and Legendary chairman and CEO Thomas Tull watched lawyers sign the agreement. "I mainly focus on business interests." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-12 08:39:59
Eight million Egyptians signed up for the newly launched “Egyptian Bank of Knowledge" on its first day of operation Saturday, an Egyptian official told Al-Ahram Arabic news website Sunday. The project, which was launched by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Saturday, aims to gather international encyclopaedias, online publications, research papers, theses, books and articles in one website which will be accessible to any user with an Egyptian IP address. The publications available via the Knowledge Bank include Nature, National Geographic and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. The website was soft-launched on Saturday, ahead of a full launch on 23 January. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-11 09:00:25
Revenge drama "The Revenant" and space adventure "The Martian" have taken the top film awards at Sunday's Golden Globes, setting them up as formidable Oscar contenders after a night of surprises and stinging barbs from return host Ricky Gervais. Pioneer-era tale "The Revenant" won three awards including best drama film, beating out front-runners "Carol," a lesbian romance, and investigative journalism drama "Spotlight." "Revenant" star Leonardo DiCaprio won best drama actor and Alejandro Inarritu was named best director. "This is the most difficult journey I've embarked on," said Inarritu, who last year won directing and best picture Oscars for "Birdman." "We struggled in low temperatures and difficult conditions to make this film happen, but we all know in this room that pain is temporary but a film is forever, so who cares?" In a closely-contested men's field, DiCaprio prevailed over "The Danish Girl" star Eddie Redmayne and "Concussion" lead Will Smith, to win best actor for his role as a fur-trapper seeking retribution. DiCaprio, 41, who has yet to win an Oscar, received a standing ovation and said he shared his award with indigenous people around the world. "It is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations," the actor, an environmental activist, said. The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are the first major film honors of the Hollywood awards season that culminates with the Oscars on Feb. 28. They can give much-needed momentum to films in a crowded field, and in recent years, top Globes have gone to movies that went on to win the Oscar for best picture. But it is also a more raucous and risk-filled affair than the Academy Awards, starting with the humor of the host. Gervais, who returned to the show as host after a three-year absence, sipped beer and took shots took shots at everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Matt Damon and at one of his favorite targets, the Golden Globes themselves. "Listen, if you do win tonight, remember no one cares about that award as much as you do," he said. Gervais riled up the audience with an opening monologue in which he called the A-list audience "disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum," setting the tone for the bawdy humor that filled the night. There were a large number of bleeped-out words during the telecast of the show, from Jonah Hill swearing while pretending to be the bear from "The Revenant," to Amy Schumer using an expletive while enaging in light-hearted banter with Lawrence. LARSON LANDS BREAKTHROUGH AWARD Damon won best comedy actor for "The Martian," about an astronaut stranded on Mars, and the film also won the best comedy/musical movie category. "I've made a lot of movies that people just didn't go to see, so to make a movie that people just enjoyed this much ... it really came down to (director) Ridley Scott," Damon said. "Carol" went into the night with five nominations but came out empty-handed, as did "The Big Short," about the financial crisis, and admired Catholic Church sex abuse probe film "Spotlight." Rising star Brie Larson, 26, beat veteran Cate Blanchett to win best drama actress for her role as a young woman held captive for years with a young son in "Room," while Lawrence won best comedy actress for "Joy," about the Miracle Mop inventor. Lawrence, 25, dedicated most of her speech to thanking "Joy" director David O. Russell, with whom she has made several films. "David, I want us to be buried next to each other. I really do." Other key winners included Sylvester Stallone, 69, who received a standing ovation as best supporting film actor for reprising his iconic role as boxer Rocky Balboa in "Creed." "Steve Jobs," a controversial look at the late Apple co-founder that floundered at the box office despite warm reviews, took home Golden Globes for supporting actress Kate Winslet, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. In the television categories, newcomers prevailed in key categories as USA Network's "Mr. Robot," a cybersecurity expert with social anxiety, won best TV drama series while Amazon's musical show "Mozart in the Jungle" won best TV comedy series. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-01-09 11:35:26
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” charged into 2016 atop the box office. The film is now the all-time highest earner in North America, grossing $764.4 million so far, according to Box Office Mojo’s latest numbers. “The Force Awakens” will look to continue its impressive box office run for the Walt Disney Co. DIS, -0.25% this weekend. Box Office analyst Daniel Garris expects the film to bring in another $50 million to lead all other films. Industry analysts and experts will also have an eye overseas, as “The Force Awakens” makes its theatrical debut in China—the world’s second largest movie market. MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler wrote in a note that the industry expects “The Force Awakens” to have a $20 million opening day in China and go on to gross $150 million, plus some, over the weekend. The film has pulled in $1.58 billion in world-wide box office revenue, enough for the No. 4 spot among the top earners. More»