Mohamed Khan, Egyptian film director, Died at 73

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Mohamed Hamed Hassan Khan October 26, 1942, and died on July 26, 2016.

He was an Egyptian-Pakistani film director, screenwriter, and actor.

He was a notable member of the “1980s generation” in Egyptian cinema, along with directors such as Khairy Beshara, Daoud Abdel Sayed, Atef El-Tayeb, and Yousry Nasrallah.

Mohamed main aesthetic credo, in line with directors from his generation, was a reinvigorated realism seeking direct documentation of everyday life in Cairo, beyond the walls of the studio.

Khan completed his high school education in Egypt, he went on to study at the London School of Film Technique (now known as The London International Film School) between 1962 and 1963.

Then he directed several 8mm films.

During 1963, Mohammed returned to Egypt and worked in the script department of the General Egyptian Film Organization. Between 1964 and 1966, he worked as an assistant director in Lebanon.

Mohamed then moved again in England, where he wrote his book “An Introduction to the Egyptian Cinema”, published by Informatics in 1969.

As a writer, he edited another Book entitled “Outline of Czechoslovakian Cinema”, which was also published by Informatics in 1971.

Mohamed 1983 film The Street Player was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] According to a book issued by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in December 2007, Khan’s Ahlam Hind we Kamilia (1988) is one of the 100 landmarks in the history of the Egyptian cinema.

Khan has one daughter, Nadine, a film director, and one son, Hassan.

Mohamed Khan was married to Wessam Soliman, a scenarist who wrote three of his movies: Banat Wust el-Balad (Downtown Girls), Fi-Sha’et Masr el-Guedida (In a Heliopolis Apartment), and Fatat el-Masna’ (The Factory Girl).

Mohamed Khan passed away at 73 years old.

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