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Karim Abdel Aziz to Resume Shooting "Kira & El Gin" Soon

Thu 14 May 2020 | 01:43 PM
Yara Sameh

Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz will resume shooting his new movie "Kira & El Gin", after Eid Al-Fitr.

The movie shooting started before the holy month after Ramadan, however, the production was halted since the actors were busy with shooting productions for the holy month.

It is directed by Marwan Hamed, and starring Ahmed Ezz, Ruby, Hend Sabry, Sayed Ragab, and others.

The film, produced by Synergy films, is based on the novel "1919" by Egyptian author and screenwriter, Ahmed Mourad.

The Tunisian actress embodies a unique role, different from what she has presented in the cinema through the last period.

Hamed, and Ahmad Badawy, the managing director of Synergy Films, had held a working session with Abdel Aziz and Ezz to hash out all the final details before resume shooting.

Also, they laid down a plan to start and finish the shooting, for that the movie would be ready to be screened in cinemas after the coronavirus outbreak comes to an end.

1919 is a thought-provoking, fast-paced, information-packed historical fiction set to the actual events of a significant era in Egypt’s history.

Its author created a rich and intriguing world in the novel, a vivid recounting of the Egyptian uprising against Britain’s occupation of Egypt through the lives of a perse cast of characters that include famous and obscure historical figures as well as fictional characters.

Mourad has already earned a strong reputation for producing suspenseful page-turners, and this one is no different, though it offers so much more than a fascinating read.

In preparing to write 1919, which was published in 2014, Mourad immersed himself for a full year in the world of early 20th century Egypt.

He read memoirs by artists, journalists, and politicians from that era, listening to radio and television interviews from the 50s and 60s of influential inpiduals whose careers had flourished decades before, watching films from the earliest days of Egyptian cinema, and pouring over letters and official documents nearly a century old.

The author’s work came to light in the year of 2007, when he wrote his first novel, “Vertigo”, published in the same year by Dar Merit.

Its plot revolves around contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. It tells the story of a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his friend being murdered in a fight between rival young businessmen.

Ezz’s latest artistic work is film “Welad Rizk 2”; Abdel Aziz’s latest artistic work is film “El Feel El Azraq 2” (The blue elephant 2).

Karim Abdel Aziz

Karim Abdel Aziz upcoming project

The outbreak had suspended the productions for movies that were slated for release during Eid Al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha movies marathon during the last period due to the necessary measures taken to stem the spread of the virus.

Moreover, Egypt’s Chamber of Film Industry had closed the cinemas as part of the preventive measures against coronavirus.

The outbreak had caused many productions to face an uncertain future, on top of those movies is Abdel Aziz’s "Some Don't Go to the Authorized Twice".

The movie’s producer Wael Abdullah has raised doubts about the existence of the Eid Al-Fitr movie marathon this year.

He unveiled a poster from the movie, which featured actor Bayoumi Fouad, and captioned: "The truth is I could not found someone better to put during the curfew “Some Don’t Go to the Ma’zoun Twice”... Soon, God willing .. But when .. Only God knows.”

“Some Don’t Go to the Ma’zoun Twice” also stars Dina El Sherbiny, Maged El Kedwany, and others.

It is written by Ayman Wattar and directed by Ahmed El Gendy.

Karim Abdel Aziz

It is worth mentioning that Abdel Aziz, born in Cairo, Egypt, on August 17, 1975. He was born into an artistic family.

He is the son of director Mohamad Abdul Aziz and nephew of film director Omar Abdel Aziz, while his aunt is the actress Samira Muhsin.

Both his father and uncle are known for imprinting on modern Egyptian cinema with their movies.

He starred in his first role at the age of five. Abdel Aziz graduated from the Cinema Institute in 1994.

Abdel Aziz began working at the Film Institute Department of Directing. In 1997, he served as an assistant director for a short time.

The actor’s patch at the Cinema Institute included Ahmed Nader Galal, Ahmed Samir Farag, Marwan Wahid Hamed, and Mohamed Ismail Shafei.

Abdel Aziz returned to acting with veteran actor, Ahmed Zaki 1997’s movie “Edhak Elsora Tetlaa Helwa”.

He was chosen by veteran actress Samira Ahmed for a role in the 1998 TV series “Emraa mn zaman el Hob”.

Abdel Aziz is married and has two children Malak, and Ali.