Egypt’s social, cultural digest July 26: Prominent director Mohamed Khan dies at 73; “Music war” at Cairo’s Beit el-Sennary; Seminar on Michelangelo’s work in Downtown
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Prominent director Mohamed Khan dies at 73

Prominent director Mohamed Khan, aged 73, passed away early on Tuesday suffering a health crisis in a Maadi hospital. The funeral services will be held at the Kuwaiti Mosque at noon Tuesday.

Khan was born in Egypt in 1942; his mother was Egyptian and his father was Pakistani.

After long years of applying for the Egyptian citizenship, he received it in 2014 per a decision by the former President Adly Mansour.

Khan began his career in an art school in London in 1963; his first movie was “Sun Stroke” starred by the late Actor Nour el-Sherif in 1973.

Among his famous movies is “Sadat days” featuring the biography of assassinated president Anwar el-Sadat; “Downtown girls” in 2005; “In Heliopolis Apartment” and “The Factory Girl” that was premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2013.


July 27: Ali el-Haggar gives concert at Sawy Cultural Wheel

Ali el-Haggar will be performing a concert at Sawy Cultural Wheel in Zamalek district, Giza on Wednesday, according to the De Cairo website.

The concert will be held at 9 p.m.

Tickets cost: 55 EGP for members and 60 EGP for non-members of the wheel.

For more inquiries: +20227366178, +201000999994, +201000999995


July 27: Cairo’s Beit el-Sennary to host “Music war”

Beit el-Sennary “El Sennary House” in Cairo will organize a party titled “Music war” on Wednesday, where young instrumentalists will play in front of the audience who will judge their performance.

The competition will be held at 6 p.m. through 10 p.m.


July 28: Youssef Chahine’s ‘Destiny’ to be screened at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Arts and Multimedia Library at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina will screen the “Destiny” movie (1997) directed by Youssef Chahine. The film centers on the life of Averroes (Ibn Rushd,) the Andalusian philosopher who lived in the 12th century.

The movie will screened at the Group Show room (1;) attendants require to have a ticket from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, without previous reservation.


Seminar on Michelangelo’s work at Lamasat Art Gallery

Lamasat (touches) Art Gallery in Downtown Cairo will organize a seminar on “Michelangelo” art, as part of discussions on the geniuses of the European Renaissance age, on July 31 at 5 p.m.

The event will screen a short movie on Michelangelo’s work.

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