Mahmoud Zulfikar Information (Person)

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Mahmoud Zulfikar
محمود ذو الفقار
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Zulfikar in 1950
Born
Mahmoud Qasdy Ahmed Mourad Zulfikar

(1914-02-18)18 February 1914
Tanta, Egypt
Died22 May 1970(1970-05-22) (aged 56)
Cairo, Egypt
NationalityEgyptian
Other names
  • Art's Engineer (مهندس الفن)
  • The Event Maker (صانع الحدث)
  • Talent Finder (صانع النجوم)
Education Architectural Engineering
Alma mater Ain Shams University
Occupation
  • Engineer
  • film director
  • film producer
  • screenwriter
  • actor
Years active1940–1970
Spouses
ChildrenIman
Parents
  • Ahmed Mourad Bek Zulfikar (father)
  • Nabila Hanem Zulfikar (mother)

Mahmoud Qasdy Ahmed Mourad Zulfikar (18 February 1914 – 22 May 1970) was an Egyptian film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He started his career as an architect, before becoming an actor in 1939. He was a major figure in Egyptian film industry. [1] [2] [3]

Zulfikar was one of the most prominent artists in the Egyptian cinema, he was known for his boldness and adventure with the new talents he presented to the Egyptian audience, later, he was nicknamed the "Talent Finder". Zulfikar was able to go beyond the limits of the film location with accurate calculations and through his imaginations, he could make his scripts alive. This earned him in Egypt the nickname of "The Event Maker". [4] [5]

Early life

Mahmoud Qasdy Ahmed Mourad Zulfikar was born on 18 February 1914 in Tanta, Egypt. His father, Ahmed Mourad Bek Zulfikar, served as a senior police commissioner in the Ministry of Interior and his mother Nabila hanem Zulfikar was a housewife.

Career

Mahmoud Zulfikar graduated from faculty of engineering and worked as an architect in the Design Department at the Ministry of Works, but his passion for movie business encouraged him to make a career shift and become a filmmaker. He was an actor, film producer, screenwriter, and film director. [6] [7] [8]

Zulfikar on the poster for Ibn El-balad (1942)

Zulfikar was a comprehensive artist. He is one of the most talented filmmakers in the history of Egyptian cinema. He started as an actor in 1939, and directed 44 films between 1947 and 1970. Zulfikar's films have been nominated for numerous awards both nationally and internationally. As an actor, his film debut was in Bayayet El Tiffah (1939). He starred in multiple commercial hits mostly as a director as well, including; Ibn El-balad (1942), El-Feloos (1945), Fauq Al Sahab (1947), Al lailu lana (1949), Akhlaq lil baye (1950), Qamar Arba'tashar (1950), and My Father Deceived Me (1951).

Mahmoud Zulfikar, 1968
Zulfikar on the set of The Splendor of Love, 1968

Zulfikar's notable films as a writer, director included; A Girl from Palestine (1948), Amint Bi Allah (1953), El Ard El Tayeba (1954), The Unknown Woman (1959), El Robat el Mukadass (1960), For Men Only (1964), Dearer than my Life (1965), Al Khroug Men Al Guana (1967), The Splendor of Love (1968), and Featureless Men (1972) which was released posthumously. Zulfikar’s 1963 film Soft Hands was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival [9] and he was nominated for Silver Bear for Best Director. [10] [11] [12] As a producer, he established his film production company in early 1940s, produced almost 10 films including Miss Fatima (1952). [13] [14] [15] [16]

Personal life

Zulfikar married actress Aziza Amir, and together they made a successful duo. After her death he married Mariam Fakhreddine in 1952 and presented her to film industry, she became a famous actress in 1950s. They had one daughter, Iman. He’s the elder brother of Ezz El Dine Zulfikar, film director and producer, and Salah Zulfikar, actor and producer. [17]

Zulfikar died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 56 on 22 May 1970 in Cairo, Egypt.

Filmography

Zulfikar in Al lailu lana (1949)
Zulfikar and Faten Hamama on the poster for Virtue for Sale (1950)

Director

Writer

  • 1944 Taqiyyat al Ikhfa (screenplay)
  • 1945 Ibnati (story)
  • 1945 El Feloos
  • 1947 Fauq el sahab (script)
  • 1951 Khadaini abi (story & screenplay)
  • 1954 El Ard el Tayeba (story)
  • 1958 Shabab el-Yom (Writer)
  • 1963 Imra'a fi dawama
  • 1964 Thaman el hub (writer)

Producer

Actor

  • 1939 Bayayet El Tiffah
  • 1940 El awda il al rif
  • 1941 El Warsha
  • 1942 Masnaa el zawjate
  • 1942 Ibn El-balad
  • 1942 Wedding Night
  • 1943 Wadi el Nogoom
  • 1945 Al-Anissa Busa
  • 1945 Al-Fulus
  • 1945 Ibnati
  • 1947 Hadaya
  • 1947 Fauq el sahab
  • 1948 Fatat men Falastin
  • 1949 Afrah
  • 1949 Nadia
  • 1949 Al lailu lana
  • 1950 Ayni bi-triff
  • 1950 Akhlaq lel-Bai
  • 1950 Qamar Arba'tashar
  • 1951 Khadaini abi
  • 1953 El shak el katel
  • 1955 Assafir el Ganna
  • 1957 Hareb minel hub
  • 1968 El-Sit el-Nazra

See also

References

  1. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Soft Hands". imdb.com. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Mahmoud Zulfikar". IMDb. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  3. ^ Limbacher, James L. (1983). Sexuality in World Cinema: L-Z. Scarecrow Press. ISBN  978-0-8108-1609-1.
  4. ^ الوفد. "شاهد.. محمود ذو الفقار فكهاني الفن وصانع النجوم". الوفد. Retrieved 11 October 2022.
  5. ^ "موقع بوابة فيتو | محمود ذو الفقار.. دنجوان أشهر عائلة فنية الذي هزت مسيرته فنانتين". موقع نبض. Retrieved 11 October 2022.
  6. ^ Kennedy, Philip F. (2010). "Sons and Lovers and the Mirage: Recognition, Melodrama and Psychoanalysis in Maḥfūẓ's al-Sarāb". Journal of Arabic Literature. 41 (1/2): 46–65. doi: 10.1163/157006410X486729. ISSN  0085-2376. JSTOR  20720602.
  7. ^ Cowie, Peter; Elley, Derek (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. ISBN  978-0-498-01565-6.
  8. ^ al-Qawmī, United Arab Republic Wizārat al-Thaqāfah wa-al-Irshād (1960). The Cultural Yearbook.
  9. ^ Soft Hands, retrieved 12 October 2022
  10. ^ Kreil, Aymon (2016). "The Price of Love: Valentine's Day in Egypt and ITS Enemies". The Arab Studies Journal. 24 (2): 128–146. ISSN  1083-4753. JSTOR  44742883.
  11. ^ Limbacher, James L. (1983). Sexuality in World Cinema: L-Z. Scarecrow Press. ISBN  978-0-8108-1609-1.
  12. ^ Motion Picture Herald. Quigley Publishing Company. July 1966.
  13. ^ "Remembering Shadia: 'The People's Idol' singer and actress - Film - Arts & Culture". Ahram Online. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Mahmoud Zulfikar". MUBI. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  15. ^ "FilmAffinity". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Mahmoud Zulfikar - Dhliz - Leading Egyptian movie and artist database". dhliz.com. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Remembering Mariam Fakhr Eddine on Her Birthday - Sada El balad". 8 January 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.

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