Artist Shady Aslan reveals his role in the popular series “The Night and the One in It,” Part Two

 By Mohamed Ragab, CNN Week

Updated 07:44 AM October 27, 2023

The artist Shady Aslan joined the heroes of the series “The Night and the One in It,” the second part consisting of 6 episodes, which is expected to be shown during the coming period on one of the platforms.

Aslan indicated in a press release that he presents the character of an Egyptian officer who appears during the events of the famous Dinshawai incident, in a context of action and suspense.

 Director Mohamed Fadel had made it clear that the series “The Crying Laughter” would not be a biography of the late artist Naguib Al-Rihani, but rather a work that embodies the events that took place in Egypt during a period of time starting from 1910 until 1949. He revealed that “the work will include the events of the 1919 Revolution.” And the period of Sayyed Darwish, the period of World War I, and also World War II, through the character of Najib Al-Rihani and other characters.”

 Amr Abdel Galil, Firdous Abdel Hamid, Hager El Sharnouby, and Mohamed Suleiman are participating in the series “The Crying Laughter,” and the rest of its heroes are under contract, written by Mohamed El Ghaity, and directed by Mohamed Fadel.

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Egyptian cinema

Egyptian cinema is the oldest film industry in the continent of Africa and the Arab region. It is called the Hollywood of the East, and it is the most widespread film industry in the Middle East and North Africa. It had the greatest impact on the film industry in Africa and the Arab region in general from the early twentieth century until now.

Egypt's relationship with cinema began at the same time as it began in the world. It is known that the first commercial cinema show in the world was in December 1895 AD. In Paris, specifically the Indian Salon in the Grand Café located on Capucine Street in the French capital, Paris, it was a silent film by the Lumière brothers. Days after this date, the first cinematic show in Egypt was presented at the Zwani Café in Alexandria in January 1896 AD, followed by the first cinematic screening in Cairo. On January 28, 1896 AD at the Santi Cinema, then the third cinematic screening was in Port Said in 1898 AD.

The first Lumière topographical cinema opened in Alexandria in mid-January 1897 AD. Henry Dello Strologo obtained the concession, where he prepared a spacious site to install his machines, and settled on the place between the Tosun Stock Exchange and the Teatro Alhambra. The first photographer for the Lumiere House “Bromeo” arrived in Alexandria, who was able to photograph “Place of the Consuls” in Alexandria and Muhammad Ali Square. .. This is the first cinematographic depiction of some Egyptian scenes that was shown at the Lumiere cinema, and it is considered June 20, 1907 AD. It is the beginning of Egyptian cinema production.

Thus, Egyptian short documentary news films appeared, while the first feature film did not appear until 1917 AD. It was produced by the Italian-Egyptian Film Company. The company produced two films: Bedouin Honor and Deadly Flowers. The company is credited with giving the Egyptian director Mohamed Karim the opportunity to appear in the two films... Mohamed Karim is considered the first Egyptian film actor.

Over the course of more than a hundred years, Egyptian cinema presented more than four thousand films, which together represent the remaining balance of Arab cinema, on which almost all Arab satellite channels now depend. Egypt is considered the most prolific country in the Middle East in the field of film production, and Egyptian cinema produced more than three-quarters of film production in the Middle East.