To Release Commercially During Eid Al-fitr
Al Masa Art Production Releases Official Poster for Al-Mammar
Ahead of its release in Egyptian theaters, Al Masa Art Production has released the official poster for its latest film, Al-Mammar (The Passage) by director Sherif Arafa, producer Hisham Adbel Khalek, and starring Ahmed Ezz. Al-Mammar is set to hit theaters starting June 5, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr. The film brings together 11 stars, including Ahmed Ezz in the Egyptian army uniform, Eyad Nassar in the Israeli army uniform, and Mohamed Gomaa and Asmaa Aboul Yazeed, both in Bedouin costumes.
Al Masa Art Production has recently released the official trailer for Al-Mammar that reached over 6 million views in the first 24 hours after posting it on Facebook and YouTube, along with two teaser trailers that made more than five million views on social media platforms. The company also released the teaser poster for the film.
Al-Mammar is written and directed by Sherif Arafa, co-scripted by songwriter Amir Teima, who also wrote the original songs for the film. The film takes place during the 1967 war until the beginning of the War of Attrition.
Featuring an all-star cast, Al-Mammar brings together superstar Ahmed Ezz, Ahmed Rizk, Eyad Nassar, Ahmed Falawkas, Mohamed Farrag, Ahmed Salah Hosny, Mohamed El Sharnouby, Mohamed Gomaa, Mahmoud Hafez, Ameer Salah Eldin, Asmaa Aboul Yazeed, and the new face Alhan El-Mahdy. The film also brings together Hend Sabry, Sherif Mounir, Enaam Salousa, and Hagag Abdel Azim as guest stars. The film score is composed by music composer Omar Khairat. The crew also includes DOP Ayman Abu El Makarem, Production Designer Basel Hossam and Sound Engineer Ahmed Abdel Khalek. An American crew was employed to choreograph the battle scenes.
Al-Mammar was filmed over the course of three months. The production company constructed all the sets for the film as the Egyptian Department of Morale Affairs offered shooting locations, and set designers were employed to construct exact replicas of the sets.
This is the fifth collaboration between Al Masa Art Production and director Sherif Arafa after El Gezira, El Gezira 2, Welad el-Amm, and Fool el Seen El Azeem.