Izzat Al-Alaili’s dream, which was not fulfilled due to his death


Last October, the Egyptian media hosted Lamis Al-Hadidi Al-Alayli and the art critic Tariq Al-Shennawi to talk about another late artist, Mahmoud Yassin. At that time, Al-Alayli said that his hope was finally fulfilled by starting to re-photograph the play “Welcome, Ya Bakwat,” which he presented with artist Hussein Fahmy.

Farha Al-Alayli at the age of 85 after all his artwork made him immortalized in Technical memory Al-Arabiya was great, according to art critic Tariq Al-Shennawi, who revealed to Sky News Arabia that Ezzat had hoped to re-film the play again and had already started it, as he saw it as one of his most important artistic works, which met with public success.

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Mahmoud, son of the great artist, Izzat Al-Alayli, in turn confirmed to “Sky News Arabia” that the matter is pending now. We talk a few hours after his death, and then we do not know the position of these artworks that his father hoped to represent and reproduce again, indicating that “Welcome Oh Bekwat “in particular was one of the works he was closest to.

The great success of the premiere of the play was in 1989, and it made a huge bang at its time, as it was re-filmed twice afterwards with different actors while keeping the two protagonists of the show Izzat Al-Alayli And Hussein Fahmy with author Lenin Al-Ramli and director Essam El-Sayed, and with the attempt to reproduce it after 32 years, the curtain was closed with the death of its hero, Izzat Al-Alayli.

Art critic Tariq Al-Shennawi confirms that it is difficult to achieve Al-Alaili’s dream this time, as he wished to present it himself on stage, and in the same context it is not expected that there will be an artist with the value of Al-Alaili standing in front of Hussein Fahmy to re-portray the stuck play in the minds of Egyptians and Arabs For long periods with its important sights.

Date on stage

The artist To meet Sweidan She was among the second team that entered the artistic crew of the play “Welcome, Ya Bakwat”, when it was shown in 2006 on the National Theater. She tells Sky News Arabia that she was shocked to hear the news of the death of the artist Ezzat Al-Alayli, as they agreed to meet in the theater to talk about Re-enacting the play again, in addition to his invitation to attend the play “Sayed Darwish” currently being shown in Egypt.

Sweidan added that Al-Alayli was happy and eager to return to the theater, as he said that the show “Welcome, Bakwat” is appropriate for this period, as it embodies the ancient Egyptians ’great civilization and history, in addition to the people’s need for real art that highlights their lost identity with poor artworks that have been shown for years.

A meeting confirms that had it not been for the second wave of the new Corona virus, they would have already started rehearsals to reenact the play according to Ezzat Al-Alaili’s wish, who saw the need to postpone this for fear of the technical staff that one of them would be infected with the epidemic, as it was assumed that the technical preparation for this would take place before death would be absent on Friday. .

One final shot

Alayli’s last appearance is seen in Alexandria Film Festival In the 36th session that bore his name, where he was overjoyed by this honor that came by chance just before his death, and during the honor he referred to his happiness with the return of the play, which is one of the greatest Egyptian theatrical works that achieved resounding success after its presentation, and with re-showing in different seasons, the same was achieved Success and great mass turnout.

The play “Welcome to Bakwat” is set in the Mamluk era, highlighting the many negatives that existed in that era, whether in the palaces of the authority or in its decisions, and it sheds light on the ruled class facing oppression and unable to stop it.

And the absence of death, the artist Ezzat Al-Alaili, on Friday, at the age of 86, after an artistic career full of timeless works in the Egyptian and Arab artistic memory, where the late artist received many awards, including the award for best actor for his role in a movie.The road to EilatAnd a trophy at the ART Film Festival 2009, in addition to a tribute from the Oran Arab Film Festival in 2017.


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