Henry Barakat

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Henry Anthony Barakat
هنري بركات
Born (1914-06-11)11 June 1914
Cairo, Egypt
Died 26 May 1997(1997-05-26) (aged 82)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Film director
Years active 1942 - 1984

Henry Barakat (Arabic: هنري بركات‎‎, 11 June 1914, Cairo – 27 May 1997, Cairo) was one of the most famous Egyptian film directors in his era. He was born in Shobra, Cairo,[1] to a religious Egyptian Coptic family,[2] his father worked as a priest in St. Antonio Church in Shobra directed some of the most famous films in the Egyptian Cinema.

Filmography[edit]

  • Leilet al quabd al Fatma (1984)
  • Ualla azae lel sayedat (1979)
  • Afwah wa araneb (1977)
  • Habibati (1975)
  • Nagm fi hayati (1975)
  • A Woman with a Bad Reputation (1973) [3]
  • Kheit al rafeigh, -al (1971)
  • Hob al kabir, -al (1969)
  • Bint El-Harass (Fille du gardien) (1967)
  • Lailat el zafaf (The Wedding Night) (1966)
  • Safar Barlek (1966)
  • Shaia fi hayati (It Happened During My Life) (1966)
  • El Haram (The Sin) (1965)
  • Amir el dahaa (The Crafty One) (1964)
  • Bab el maftuh El (The Open Door) (1964)
  • Salassel min harir (Silken Chains) (1963)
  • Yomun bala ghaden (A Day Without Tomorrow) (1962)
  • Fi baitina rajul (A Man in Our House) (1961)
  • Shatie el hub (Love Beach) (1961)
  • Hassan wa Nayima (Hassan and Nayima) (1959)
  • Doaa al-Karawan (The Nightingale's Prayer) (1959)
  • Irham hubbi (Have Pity on My Love) (1959)
  • Malish gherak (I Have No One But You) (1959)
  • Hatta naltaki (I'll See You) (1958)
  • Banat el yom (Girls of Today) (1957)
  • Mawad gharam (Appointment with Love) (1956)
  • Kusset hubi (The Story of My Love) (1956)
  • Ayyam wa layali (Days and Nights) (1955)
  • Hadassa zata laila (It Happened One Night) (1955)
  • Irham demoui (Pity My Tears) (1955)
  • Ana el hub (I Am Love) (1954)
  • Daiman maak (With You Forever) (1954)
  • Ressalet gharam (The Love Message) (1954)
  • Ana wahdi (I Am Alone) (1953)
  • Ghaltet ab (A Father's Mistake) (1953)
  • Hukum el zama (The Rule of Time) (1953)
  • Kalbi ala waladi (I Fear for My Child) (1953)
  • Amal-el hawa malush (Love Has No Remedy) (1952)
  • Lahn al khouloud (Immortal Song) (1952)
  • Ma takulshi la hada (Don't Tell Anyone) (1952)
  • Min al kalb al kalb (From One Heart to Another) (1952)
  • Ward el gharam (Flowers of Love) (1952)
  • Amir el antikam (The Count of Monte Cristo) (1951)
  • Maalesh ya zahar (Just My Luck!) (1950)
  • Shati el gharam (Shore of Love) (1950)
  • Afrita hanem (Lady Afrita) (1949)
  • Ikab, El (Punishment) (1948)
  • Sagua el lail (Quiet Nights) (1948)
  • Wajeb, El (Duty) (1948)
  • Habib al omr (The Love of My Life) (1947)
  • Khanum, El (The Lady) (1947)
  • El-qalb louh wahid (The Heart Has Its Reasons) (1945)
  • Haza ganahu abi (This Was My Father's Crime) (1945)
  • Imma guinan (What Madness!) (1944)
  • El-charid (The Wanderer) (1942)
  • El-muttahama (The Suspect) (1942)
  • Law kunt ghani (If I Were Rich) (1942)

Awards[edit]

2 wins & 3 nominations

Berlin International Film Festival

  • 1959 Nominated Golden Berlin Bear Hassan wa Nayima (1959)[4]
  • 1960 Nominated Golden Berlin Bear Doa al karawan (1959)[5]

Cannes Film Festival

  • 1965 Nominated Golden Palm Haram, El (1965)

Jakarta Film Festival

  • 1964 Won Best Film Bab el maftuh, El (1964)

Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema

  • 1984 Won Special Mention Leilet al quabd al Fatma (1984)

Honors[edit]

Egypt State Incentive Prize in Arts and Letters of the Supreme Council of Culture, 1995.

In the Press[edit]

The best of Egyptian cinema , the 15 best Egyptian films of all time

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Henri Barakat". The Independent. 1997-05-30. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Henri Barakat". The Independent. 1997-05-30. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  3. ^ Armes, p. 388.
  4. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Hassan and Nayima". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
  5. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Doaa al-Karawan". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 

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