Omar Sharif to attend DTFF screening
Doha, October 26, 2011
Egyptian screen legend Omar Sharif will attend a special free outdoor screening of his 1991 film 'An Egyptian Citizen' (Al Muwaten Masri) at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) on October 28 at 9pm at the Katara Open Air Theatre.
Viewers at the limited capacity event will be treated to a story of class, land ownership and social privilege in the story of a feudal landowner who sends his guard’s son, Masri, into military service in place of his own.
Masri dies after confessing everything, leaving the two men to desperately gain control of the situation.
The themes are reminiscent of Egypt’s recent uprisings as part of the ‘Arab Spring’.
Omar Sharif epitomized Egyptian cinema in the 1950’s and reached international acclaim with his performance in David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, which was followed by appearances in Funny Girl and Funny Lady.
The film was directed by the late Salah Abo-Seif, considered the grandfather of the realist movement in Egyptian cinema.
Abo-Seif and Sharif collaborated several times in their careers, and An Egyptian Citizen was the director’s last film.
Sharif is no stranger to DTFF, attending last year’s edition. He will also speak to students of Qatar University’s Mass Communications programme today (October 26). The event is open to the public.-TradeArabia News Service
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