There was glamour, magic, innocence and mass culture was not the focus. This is the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s in Egypt when cinema made people believe in love and romance. There was some serious beauties and some classy emotionally crippled leading men. The cinema of Egypt refers to the flourishing Egyptian Arabic-language film industry based in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Since 1976, Cairo has held the annual Cairo International Film Festival, which has been accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. There is also another festival held in Alexandria. Of the more than 4,000 short and feature-length films made in Arabic-speaking countries since 1908, more than three-quarters were Egyptian.
It wasn’t all serious there was fun moments too but to be frank most of the classical songs came in that time and it’s still what defines and drives inspiration today. Shadya was a big hit then and she is still now–retired. The late Abdel Halim Hafez and the late Farid El Atrach, the late Sabah and the late Fatin Hamama. All names we know and appreciate. Not only were these people accomplished singers and musicians they were also big stars at the boxoffice.
En Rah Menek Ya Ain – Shadya ان راح منك يا عين – شادية
Yana Yana – Sabah يانا يانا – صباح