Today, Wednesday, the anniversary of the death of director Hussein Kamal, who left our world on March 24, 2003, Hussein Kamal is considered one of the most important directors of Egyptian cinema throughout its history, given his important and prominent films throughout his career, as he studied at the Paris Film Institute, then studied Drama and theater directing in Rome.
Over a period of thirty years, he presented various works for television, theater, cinema and radio and directed 27 films, most of which are adapted from Egyptian novels, especially the novels of Ihsan Abdel Quddous. Four of his films came in the list of the 100 best Egyptian films and three in the list of the 100 most important Arab films, and most of his films leave an imprint in the history of Egyptian cinema..
As for the 10 most important films in his career, “Something from Fear”, which he presented in 1969, is on his list, based on a short story by the great writer Tharwat Abaza, “We Are The Bus”, produced in 1979, and “Al Postaji”, a novel written by Yehia Haqqi and It starred the artist Shukri Sarhan, and the movie “Mim Empire”, one of the classics of Egyptian cinema, starred screen lady Faten Hamama.
And the movie “Gossip over the Nile”, based on the novel of the same name, Gossip Over the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz and co-starred by a constellation of stars including Ahmed Ramzi, Suheir Ramzi, Mervat Amin, Majida Al-Khatib, Adel Adham, Imad Hamdi and Salah Nazmi, and the movie “My Father Above the Tree” by Nightingale and continued to be shown. In cinemas for more than 50 weeks.
“My Love Always” is one of the most important romantic films in the history of Egyptian cinema. Among his films are “Birth, Donia”, “We Do Not Sow Thorns”, Love Under the Rain and “The Virgin and White Hair”.
His films also include “My Blood, My Tears, and My Smile,” “Please give me this medicine,” and “Al-Masateel,” in addition to the play “Ahan Khater Oyounak” and “Al-Wad Sayed Al-Shagal”, “Me, the Order and Your Smile”, and the play “Raya and Sakina.”“.