Faten Hamama was an Egyptian film and television actress. She was an icon who emphasized the importance of female counterpart in the Egyptian cinema as well as society. She made her first screen appearance in 1939 when she was just seven years old. Her first lead role was in Malak al-Rahma (1946) at age 15. Before the 1950s, the actress had leading roles in about 30 films.
She commenced the golden era of the Egyptian cinema industry i.e. 1950s with her stunning performance in ‘Lak Yawm Ya Zalem’ (1952). This was followed by a number of films including 'Al-Ustazah Fatimah' (1952), ‘A'isha’ (1953), ‘Athar Fi al-Rimal’ (1954), 'Al-Malak al-Zalem' (1954), ‘Maw'ed Ma' al-Sa'adah’ (1954), 'Tareeq al-Amal' (1957) and ‘Al-Tareeq al-Masdood’ (1958). Faten Hamama ended the decade with ‘Doaa al-Karawan’ (1959) which is considered to be one of the most successful Egyptian films till date.
During the 1970s, her most significant movie was ‘Oridu Hallan’ (1975) whose success allowed the Egyptian government to allow khul', giving rights to Islamic wives to divorce their husbands. Before her death, Faten Hamama appeared in the hit television series ‘Wageh El Amar’ (2001).
Ahmed, an agro-engineer and son of a farm-owner, returns home where he falls for Amal, daughter of rich land-owner, Pasha, who detests the increasing sugarcane production in Ahmed’s father’s farm. Pasha frames Ahmed’s father in a murder, who receives death sentence. The victim’s son hunts for Ahmed for retribution. Will the truth finally come to the fore? Can Ahmed re-unite with Amal?
When wealthy inheritor Adel and working-class girl Sawsan meet at an auction, it leads to a swift marriage. As Sawsan dislikes Adel’s opportunistic friends, he keeps her at home where she manages Adel’s lands with the help of his old friend Mustafa. Creating trouble in Adel’s marriage, his devious friends advise him to sell his lands. It’s up to Adel to take a decision.
Based on Anna Karenina, a novel by Leo Tolstoy, The River of Love is an Egyptian romance film which revolves around Taher Pasha, a wealthy man, who falls in love with a young woman Nawal. In order to save her brother from jail due to unpaid debts, Nawal accepts Taher’s marriage proposal. However, married life turns out to be lonely and miserable for her, and she soon falls in love with a military officer named Khalid.
I Want a Solution is an Egyptian drama film which tells the story Doria, an Egyptian woman, who wants to divorce Methat, her husband who physically and verbally abuses her. However, things get complicated because according the laws of the country, she doesn’t qualify for divorce.
This romantic drama film tells us the story of Nadia, a teen girl, who has been raised by her father since her mother passed away quite early. Due to her lifelong lack of a mother figure, Nadia becomes a troublemaker at her boarding school. Things get even more complicated when she returns home and finds that her father has remarried.
This romantic drama film tells the story of a fisherman in Egypt, who returns home after three years, but finds that his lover is now in a relationship with a wealthy man. He therefore fights to win her back.
This musical romantic drama film is about a woman whose marriage gets broken due to her husband’s excessive drinking. Therefore she is forced to raise her son with another man, who has a son of his own. Years later, their lives change when one of the brothers is driving drunk and causes a hit-and-run accident.