Magazine article Screen International

New Century Plans Décor with Abdalla

Magazine article Screen International

New Century Plans Décor with Abdalla

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EXCLUSIVE: Cairo-based New Century Production is putting together an ambitious six-picture slate featuring some of Egypt's leading veteran and independent filmmakers, including the next project from Rags And Tatters director Ahmad Abdalla.

Entitled Décor, the project is scripted by renowned Egyptian screenwriter Mohamed Diab, who previously wrote and directed award-winning sexual harassment drama 678. Khaled Abol Naga (Microphone, Villa 69) and Egyptian actress Horreya Farghaly will head the cast.

Scheduled to start shooting in the next few weeks, Décor marks the first big-budget production from Abdalla who has won acclaim for independent productions such as Heliopolis, Microphone and current Egyptian box office hit Rags And Tatters.

Abdalla plans to shoot Decor in black-and-white - the first time the format has been used in Egyptian cinema since Mohamed Fadel's Nasser 56, about the late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, in 1996. …

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