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Not all novels are meant for TV: La Totfe Al Shams

La Totfe Al Shams is one of the most discussed and talked about Egyptian TV series this Ramadan. The series is an adaptation of Ihsan Abdel Quddous’ hugely successful novel that had already been turned into a hit feature film in 1961. Although it is very intriguing to start comparing the series’ casting choices, performances, …

Ahmed El Goarany

30 Youm: a worthy thriller, or a waste of time?

When it is estimated that there are more than 37 new Egyptian TV series released, one has to be picky when deciding which of them to give their time to. Usually, people decide which series they should watch based on the cast (an actor who they know always chooses the right scripts to play, a …

Ahmed El Goarany

La Totfe’ El Shams: a classic-novel-turned-controversial-series

In 1960, leading author Ihsan Abdel Quddous released his two-part-novel “La Totfe’ El Shams.” The novel is considered one of the most popular literary works that sheds light on the contradictions between the younger and older generations and the struggles of the youth at that time. In 1961, notable director Salah Abo Seif turned the …

Rana Khaled

Fel La La Land: when comedians use disgraceful stereotypes for fun 

A few years ago, a group of novice theatrical artists were introduced to the Egyptian audience by the leading comedian Ashraf Abdel Baky in a number of short plays that were aired on one of the popular TV channels with high viewership rates. Although such experience that carried the name of “Tiatro Masr” was successful …

Rana Khaled

Ghada Abdel Razik accused of ruining flight attendants’ reputation 

For years, superstar Ghada Abdel Razik and her Ramadan series have been grabbing the attention of many viewers, with the actress’ unexpected roles besides the creativity of the script and the interesting plot—something that might change this year with her latest series “Ard Gaw” (Ground to Air), directed by Mohammed Gomaa. The first episode of …

Rana Khaled

Ramadan 2017: action and comedy series dominate the scene

From one year to another, millions of Egyptian Muslims wait for Ramadan, the holy month, which is always connected to spirituality, prayers, and other religious rituals. Al mesharati (the drummer) roams the streets, beating his drums to wake people up to have their sohour, and shops cover their entrances with coloured lanterns with the aim …

Rana Khaled

“Age of Magnificence” is back for a new season of drama

Many would not be able to name a certain point in time that resembles the age of magnificence. Nonetheless, many local-fashion fanatics can instantly describe what these words summon in their minds. Over a year ago, Zaam launched a theatrical-bags collection that remains, despite the seasons, an evident local success story. The home-grown brand is …

Nayera Yasser

Creative industry summit: developing a vision for upcoming challenges

Aiming to discuss creativity in advertising, drama, and digital marketing campaigns during the month of Ramadan, the creative industry summit launched its annual special event on 5 September. The summit aims to bring together large numbers of professionals in the business and creative industries in Egypt by targeting six key areas, including advertising, art and …

Rana Khaled

Grand Hotel: a journey through time

One of the most talked about drama series this Ramadan is Grand Hotel, a show based on a Spanish series bearing the same name. Taking place in the 1950s, the show follows the story of Ali and his quest to solve the mystery of his missing sister who worked at the notorious Grand Hotel in …

Ahmed El Goarany

Evil wins the competition in Ramadan drama this year

This Ramadan, the drama competition has tipped the balance. It witnessed a rebirth of some experienced and young actors, and frustration with others who failed to impress their audience with a new story or performance this year. Yousra is one of the actresses who has enjoyed the spotlight this Ramadan, thanks to her outstanding talent …

Rana Khaled

Grand Hotel: a thriller drama for every family

This Ramadan, thousands stepped into the wide aisles and endless corridors of the ever-charming Grand Hotel in Aswan. From spectacular scenery to breath-taking costumes, the magic and elegance of this one particular TV series have many viewers glued to their TV sets and computer monitors in complete awe. Grand Hotel is a drama series that …

Nayera Yasser

Drama takes over the European Film Festival

All of the participating movies at The Panorama of the European Film Festival this year have won several awards in various film festivals. The drama genre took the biggest share of the festival, with movies from all around Europe featuring the struggles of people’s lives. Here are some of the participating movies, which will be …

Daily News Egypt

Fantasy takes over Egyptian drama in Ramadan series

By Rana Khaled The yearly marathon of Ramadan series has started, raising waves of praise and criticism by thousands of viewers, who share their thoughts and judgments daily on different social media sites. Like last Ramadan, most of the series this year focused on tackling social issues, such as “Waly El-Aahd”, starring Lucy, Hamada Helal …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan’s drama series infused with politics

Every year dozens of drama series and soap operas are produced in Ramadan. While politics have always found their way into these series, the January 25th Revolution has taken this politicisation to a new level. The Daily News Egypt reviews the themes portrayed in drama series of this year’s Ramadan, how the political conflict is represented and what narratives are propagated.

Sarah El Masry

The coverage of violence against women

Egyptian women experience various forms of discrimination in public and private life. One of the biggest results of discrimination is violence. Although the media condemns violence and raises awareness about its enormity in some outlets, it has been accused of accidently perpetuating violence as well. Daily News Egypt investigates how violence against Egyptian women is covered in both printed and televised media.

Sarah El Masry

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