2012 Edition's Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Khan

Mohamed Khan

  • Section :Long Films
  • Egypt

    Mohamed Khan, born on 26 October 1942 for a Pakistani father and an Egyptian mother, Khan is one of the renowned and talented directors in Egypt in which he was known for his remarkable style in cinema of reality that flourished by the end of the 70’s and during the 80’s as well. Khan wrote the scripts of 12 from 21 films that he directed, where four of Khan’s films were chosen to be among 100 best films of the history of the Egyptian cinema they were; Zawget Ragol Mohem (The Wife of an Important Man) in 1987, Ahlam Hind wi Kamelia (The Dreams of Hind and Kamelia) in 1989, Kharag wa Lam Ya’oud (Missing Person) in 1984 and Supermarket in 1990.

    In 1956, Khan studied filmmaking in the Cinema Institute in London and he earned his diploma in 1963, he returned to Egypt to work in the General Company for the Arab Cinema Production headed by renowned filmmaker Salah Abu-Seif, with scriptwriters Rafaat El-Meihi, Mustafa Moharam, Ahmed Rashed and Hashim El-Nahhas.

    In 1978, he started his own career in cinema with the film Darbit Shams (Sun Stroke).

    Khan founded a production company called Al-Suhba Films along with Beshir El-Deik, Said Shimy, Nadia Shukri, Atef El-Tayeb, Khairi Beshara, Daoud Abdel- Sayed, the cultural and artistic concerns was a common interest between members of the group, the group aimed at producing films with high refined taste.

    The only film that was produced by this group was Al-Harrif (Street Player) directed by Khan. Khan’s latest film was Fi Shaqet Masr Al-Gedida (In Heliopolis Apartment) in 2007.

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