Mohamed Khan / Before the Summer Crowds

Mohamed Khan / Before the Summer Crowds



Mohamed Khan, who died in 2016, was one of Egypt's leading film directors. His film Factory Girl screened at ANA 2014.

Starting in the 1980s, he produced a string of movies tackling social issues, often involving female characters as their lead.

Born in Cairo in 1942, Khan was educated in Britain before beginning his film career in the 1960s as a script writer.

His first film Darbet Shams (1978) starred Egyptian heart-throb, Nour El Sherif.

His most important works include El Harrif (1984), Zawgat Ragol Mohem (1987), Ahlam Hind we Kamilia (1988), Fares Al-Madina (1991), Ayam El-Sadat (2001), Fi Shaket Masr El Gedeeda (2007).

Three of his films, Zawgat Ragol Mohim, Ahlam Hind we Kamilia and El Harrif were named among the "100 Greatest Arab Films of All Time" by the Dubai International Film Festival.

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