Friday 17 January 2020
I wrote – Yasmine Al-Sharqawi:
Father Boutros Daniel, President of the Catholic Center for Cinema, announced on his Facebook account, the news of the death of the able artist Nadia Rafik, in the early hours of this morning, at the age of 85.
The funeral was graduated from the Syriac Catholic Church in Heliopolis.
Daniel wrote: “Eternal rest, O Lord, and your permanent light. Let her light up and rest in a sincere peace … We ask the condolences of heaven for the departure of the respected artist and mother Nadia Rafik, asking her for mercy from God and comfort for her family and loved ones.”
The great artist, born in 1935, embodied the mother’s character in a number of important works, most notably: “Tut Tut”, Me and You and Papa in the Apricot, Dream Nights, Adam’s Children, People of the Summit, so as not to suffocate love, dreams of the Flying Boy ”, and other works.
The series “Bab Al-Khalq”, which was shown in 2012, is the last of the great artist’s works, and she appeared in limited scenes, after which “Nadia” did not appear in any TV or cinematic work.
Masrawy is republishing his last interview with the late artist, witness (Nadia Rafic: I worked as an author and I am 14 years old and worked as a mother for all representatives of Egypt)