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Eid al-Adha Movie Marathon: Mohamed Emam-Led "El Leab Ma El Eyal" Filmed in 5 Governorates


Mon 13 May 2024 | 04:59 PM
Yara Sameh

Egyptian acclaimed director Sherif Arafa and the team of actor Mohamed Emam's latest film “El Leab Ma El Eyal” selected 5 Egyptian governorates for shooting the scenes. 

The film's producer, Hisham Abdel Khaleq, revealed that the governorates are: the Red Sea, South Sinai, Damietta, Marsa Matrouh, and Cairo. 

He noted that the movie will be released during the Eid Al-Adha Movie Marathon. 

The scenes were filmed in remote locations in these governorates, particularly Siwa, Nuweiba, Hurghada Desert, and Sharm El-Sheikh. 

Abdel Khaleq noted that the filming period in Siwa, Nuweiba, and Hurghada Desert was 15 days, during which they encountered multiple troubles. 

The shooting took place in remote locations far away from urban areas, as well as unusual temperatures. 

Abdel Khaleq revealed that filming took place in August there which was why the team was forced to take a break every 3 days. There were also production preparations for those areas before filming. 

"Preparations lasted for over 6 months, so cars could reach the desert where filming takes place, and decorations are established, he added.

Additionally, Abdel Khaleq stated that the audience will be surprised to see multiple new places in Egypt that haven't been presented before. Filming took place in numerous desert places in Cairo, as well. 

The film is produced by United Artists for Cinema and Video, also stars Asmaa Galal, Bassem Samra, Haggag Abdul Azim, Wizo, Mustafa Gharib, and more. Arafa directs from a script he co-wrote. 

"El Leab Ma El Eyal" marks the first collaboration between Arafa and Mohamed Emam, the son of his long-time collaborator Adel Emam.

The film tells the story of a young man who faces a number of crises and hardships that turn his life upside down in a comedic framework.