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Ossama Fawzy

Ossama Fawzy



(1961 - 2019)

Ossama Fawzy is an Egyptian director, who studied directing at the Higher Institute of Cinema in 1984. He worked as an assistant director for a long time since 1978 with a large number of directors. He later made the Dwarves Are Coming with Sherif Arafa, and later worked in Yusri Nasrallah’s film Mercedes, and Radwan El Kashef’s Why Violet. His directorial debut was through the Ghosts of Asphalt in 1995, which received a Special Mention at the Locarno Film Festival, then Demons’ Paradise in 1999, which was produced by Mahmoud Hemeida. It participated in Locarno, and won the Golden Award in Damascus, and the Khouribga Festival in Morocco. He was also honored at the Arab World Institute in Paris, and participated in Milan Film festival. He later made two films with the writer Hani Fawzy, including I love the Cinema, and In Natural Colors.