On September 29, 1940, director, screenwriter, and great producer, Rafat Al-Mihi, was born. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Department of English, and obtained a diploma in the Institute of Cinema in 1964, before starting his career early as a scriptwriter in 1966 with the movie “The Rain Dried Out”, then he headed in 1981 to direct from During the movie “Eyes Never Sleep”, then he begins his journey with production in 1979 with the movie “The Savage,” leaving behind us works that testify to his creativity and love of cinema.
Many of those who knew him in the artistic community, including directors, writers and critics, spoke about Raafat Al-Mihi, including: –
Majdi Ahmed Ali: Raafat Al Mihi is the greatest depressed
Director Magdy Ahmed Ali said that the fantasy presented by Rafat Al-Mihi was like an “anti-depressant”, adding: “We were called (the Great Depressed), he was a man whose brain was very strange, and he used to see that the progress of Egypt lies in the existence of a system and law that walks over all, Raafat is the last generation of giants that we were brought up on, the generation of Salah Abu Seif, Kamal Al Sheikh, Tawfiq Saleh and Hassan Al-Imam, a generation that I learn means, what is everything being done accurately. ) In 1981, after which his journey began.
Yousri Nasrallah: Mortada Mansour is a judge of Raafat Al-Mihi because of “Avocato”
Director Yusri Nasrallah said, in televised statements to him after the death of Rafat Al-Mihi, that he was a very believer in cinema to the extent that it made him put all his money in “Studio Jalal”, adding: “I know no one else did such a thing except Youssef Shaheen, and because of that, they loved some very much.” And I remember that when the movie (Avocato) was made, Youssef Chahine International Films was the one distributing the film, and at that time Mortada Mansour filed a case against them, accusing them of insulting the lawyer.
Hisham Saleem: Raafat Al-Mihi was complicated
The artist Hisham Selim, who presented the lead role in his film “Meet Phil” (1996), said about him: “Raafat Al-Mihi was a very light man, and his thinking is very complicated. He used to introduce me from topic to topic. He taught himself directing, script and editing. It’s for cinema, not for profit, and he was one of the best directors in the history of cinema. “
Basma: I learned a lot from Rafat Al-Mihi
Basma said that she loved the late Rafat Al Mihi personally, and was honored to work with him in her early days, noting that she learned a lot from him, following up on her television statements (October 2017): “Raafat Al Mihi will remain Raafat Al Mihi.”
Laila Elwi: Raafat Al-Mihi loved cinema for the sake of cinema
Laila Elwi said about him during an interview with TEN (July 2016): “Rafat Al-Mihi is for me a very important example and symbol for a movie lover, he is one of the greatest composers from the 1960s so far. “The Egyptian woman borrowed and made successful films because cinema is valued, although it is not originally produced. He taught me that we do not have to take from cinema, but rather we have it as we do.
Wahid Hamed: Many cinematic generations learned art from Rafat Al-Mihi
And from him, the great screenwriter Waheed Hamed said, in his televised statements (July 2015): “Raafat Al-Mihi was a great professor, and many cinematic generations learned from him serious art, thought and enlightenment.”
Tariq Al-Shenawi: Why did Raafat Al-Mihi want to leave?
Critic Tariq Al-Shennawi, in an interview with the program “Your Home is Your Home” via TEN (July 2015), said that “Rafat Al-Mihi is the martyr of cinema and borrowed many banks to restore Jalal’s studio and turn it from ruin to paradise and the radiation of light. He was a true lover of art, which brought him That the banks pursued him because he was in debt, he was scratched by a need from the cinema other than the love of people, “noting that he wanted to leave in his last days, adding:” I had mercy on me who used to say in his last days (Peace be upon you). His relationship with the recipient started in 2000 to have a problem. He felt that the demand for his works began to decrease. He remained in a distance between him and the audience, so he wanted to say goodbye and set the end point.
Raafat Al-Mihi passed away from our world on July 24, 2015, leaving behind him a great artistic legacy that testifies to his creativity.