Mohamed Khan

  • Mohamed Khan – Awdat mowatin AKA Return of a Citizen (1986)

    Return of a Citizen (Arabic: عودة مواطن‎, translit. Awdat mowatin) is a 1986 Egyptian drama film directed by Mohamed Khan. It was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.(wikipedia)

    Chaker returns to Cairo from the Gulf a comfortably wealthy man, but there is no-one to meet him at the airport. at home he finds that all his family still live under one roof. His family start to fall apart around him, and he must decide whether to stay or leave.(BFI)Read More »

  • Mohamed Khan – Zawgat Ragoul Mohem AKA The Wife of an Important Man (1987)

    Starring Ahmed Zaki and Mervat Amin, the film’s importance comes from it’s storyline written by Raouf Tawfik, it discusses a bold and sensitive subject for Middle Eastern societies, the concept of power and it’s relationship with the individual. The films that have discussed this subject in earnest are rare and in between especially in Egyptian cinema, because of censorship and intimidation, and even the films that have previously discussed the issue of authority and power abuse have only touched it from a political view, ignoring the psychological aspects.
    The wife of an Important man stands in opposition to this school of thought.
    In the film, we are shown two of the most important characters in Khan’s filmography.Read More »

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