June 11, 2010
I'm not a huge fan of Egyptian movies but there's one out that I want to see. It's called '3sal Eswed. It's about a guy who comes from the US to Egypt and well, it looks at some of the problems in Egyptian society through the eyes of an American. That's all I know but it intrigues me. Here's the trailer.
The thing is, I have no idea if it's family/kid friendly or not. Egypt doesn't make kid's movies and adult movies, they just make movies, and people take their kids. While most movies are pretty tame compared to Hollywood films, there's still a lot of things I'd rather not take my kids to see.
I wish there was a parental guide or rating system but I guess the only thing I can do is ask people if they've seen it and if there's anything inappropriate in it. I guess everyone has a different definition of inappropriate though. I do think most Ahmed Helmy movies are pretty clean. I guess I could see it with a friend or something.
I tend to like the old, black and white Egyptian movies with Faten Hamama , Omar Sherif, Abdel Haleem and Shadia more than new movies but I'm interested to see 3sal Eswed.
Movies were so glamorous back then, now most Egyptian movie ads I see feature belly dancing and stoned people.