The news of the deteriorating health of the Egyptian artist, Mahmoud Yassin, and the announcement of his wife, the famous Mu'tazila, on the stability of his health, opened the door to questions and concerns about the fate of the artistic movement in Egypt, in the absence of a large number of first-class stars, and a long list of prominent names in the world The seventh art, due to illness or death, after the year 2019 witnessed a clear withdrawal of an important constellation of stars, who provided the artistic scene in Egypt with the best and most successful cinematic, television and even theatrical works rooted in the memory of the local and Arab scenes.
Although the directors of the silver screen insist on using a number of young faces in the various series and Ramadan works that they present in this period in particular, the matter is completely different with regard to cinematic works, which still badly need stars to attract the audience to the box office, which was considered by many From critics and those interested in artistic affairs, and a wide segment of the seventh art lover and interested in the news of the art scene, a sign of weakness in new generations, added to the state of artistic and cinematic stagnation experienced by the Egyptian cinema in the current period, after its apparent bias to the cinema "youth" And films "occasions", through which its makers and producers are betting on the stardom of "the young hero" or "the famous singer" and his popularity to save the work and bear the burdens of productive costs.
13 is the number of stars who have been absent from death, so they left our world this year, and despite the varying fortunes of their stardom, whether in the fields of cinema, television drama or theater, their collective absence since the beginning of this year has constituted a state of confusion about the future of art, in light of the huge void What their successive absences and collective withdrawals left from the artistic arena, whether in terms of the mass follow-up that they succeeded in achieving, or the artistic level they enjoyed, including the quality of the roles and characters they embodied along their illuminated artistic career, which undoubtedly constituted a unique case in Art March Arab, and in the concepts of stardom Arab.
In January, the artist Saeed Abdul Ghani, who started his life as a journalist, was absent from death before he moved to the world of theater and television, up to the cinema in which he presented his most important roles in the movie "We are in the Bus", for which he received a certificate of appreciation, which opened the door wide in front of stardom. In particular, it contained the "elegant villain of Egyptian cinema" with countless honors and certificates of public and official appreciation.
On February 14, the artistic community in Egypt was traumatized by the death of actress Nadia Fahmy, who studied acting at the Higher Institute for Theatrical Arts in Cairo, and succeeded in providing several roles with a group of the most prominent Egyptian movie stars, including Mahmoud El-Melegy, Shoukry Sarhan, and others.
Immediately after her death, the audience was surprised on February 15 with the news of the announcement of the death of Mohsen Nasr, one of the most important directors of photography in the Arab world, who were able to highlight the special capabilities of the camera in dealing with the actor and place, after he presented a unique visual vision in more than 130 films. To possess many awards and certificates of appreciation in Egypt and the Arab world.
Sights and positions
The seventh day of the month of April witnessed the departure of the artist Ismail Mahmoud, the owner of the character "Zahir Suleiman Ghanem" in the series "Helmiyya Nights", while on the 11th of the same month, the actor and singer Mohamed El-Gendy, whose talent attracted the Egyptian and Arab audiences alike, got what He deserves public appreciation and stardom, be it in the cinema, theater or television.
Days later, on May 7, the artist Mohsen Tawfiq, famous for the role of “Bahia” in Youssef Shaheen’s film Asfour, died in 1970, after her character became a symbol of patriotism, and Ahmed Fouad Najm sang it in the song “Egypt Yamah, oh Bahia.
In the context of the withdrawals and the absence itself, the month of June recorded the absence of one of the most prominent stars in the comedy theater in Egypt, which is "The King of Comedy", the artist Mohamed Negm, who left in the first days of Eid Al-Fitr, leaving behind dozens of distinguished artworks that accompanied the members of his theater group , And his famous phrase, "Shafiq Ya Ragel", in the play "Live the Lunatic".
Immediately after him, the artist Muhammad Abu Al-Wafa, who died at the end of the same month, left a scene full of theatrical artistic successes, before moving to the world of TV drama.
And by the end of last July, the artistic and mass milieu was affected by the death of both artist and musician Izzat Abu Ouf, who died at the beginning of the month, after a luminous artistic march, in which he was transferred between the worlds of music and cinema, to preside over the Cairo Film Festival, and ended up a star and a person remembered by his fans and colleagues With all love and appreciation.
As for the morning of July 25, he came bearing the news of the death of the artist Farouk El-Fishawy, after a long struggle with cancer, which the star preferred to announce on the day he received his honorary shield at the Alexandria Film Festival last year, to leave his withdrawal a state of shock that was mixed with a deep sadness that corresponds to the situation left by the absence Egyptian star Ezzat Abu Ouf.
The last of the departed
On the eighth of October, the artistic community was disturbed by the news of the announcement of the death of the well-known Egyptian actor Talaat Zakaria, at the age of 56, after an artistic career full of theatrical, dramatic and cinematic successes, the most famous of which was his distinguished role in the movie "Chef El-Rayes", which achieved extensive revenues and attracted the attention of him The masses inside and outside Egypt.
On the other hand, the seventh of November represented an exceptional shock, which shook the Egyptian artistic community, with the announcement of the death of the young actor Haitham Zaki, the son of actor Ahmed Zaki and the actress Hala Fouad, after a sharp drop in the circulation of his apartment in Giza, after a short artistic career during which he participated in Several cinematic works, such as "Halim", "Palacio" and "Palm of the Moon", among others.
On the third of December, the death of the well-known popular singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim (Sha'boula), the owner of the famous song "I Hate Israel", which was the cause of his fame, was announced at the time when the late artist confronted the heroism of the movie "Falah in Congress", In addition to Abeer Sabri, Nashwa Mustafa and Alaa Morsi, and the movie "Citizen, Detective and Grandfather", in which he accompanied the late Salah Abdullah, Khaled Abul Naga and Hind Sabri, to conclude his presence in the Riyadh season with a special artistic participation in a wheelchair.
Finally, on the ninth of December, the Egyptian director, Samir Seif, joined the list of consecutive absences from the Egyptian film scene, after his multiple contributions to the films of the star Adel Imam during a decade (1981-1991), such as "Ghoul, Halfoot, Watch Out for the Line," The tiger and the female, the birth, and the sun of Al-Zanati, ”which were accompanied by an appearance in the movie" Words in Love ", and special contributions to the authorship and the scenario: the flames of revenge (1993), the chaser (1985), and the suspect (1981).
Izzat Abu Auf, Faruq al-Fishawi, and Talat Zakaria and Shaaban Abdul Rahim were among the names that were absent.
Cinema, unlike television, needs a young star to attract audiences.