Marwan Hamed

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Marwan Hamed (Arabic: مروان حامد‎‎) (born 1977) is a young Egyptian film director.[1] He is the son of author Wahid Hamed and journalist Zeinab Sweidan. His debut was a short film entitled Li Li followed by a major feature film entitled The Yacoubian Building based on a novel by Alaa Al Aswany and starring Adel Emam.

He has taken part in direction of the series Lahzat Harija and has filmed a music video for Amr Diab.

The Yacoubian Building was followed by The White Ibrahim starring Ahmed El-Sakka and Hend Sabry and was released in 2009. His latest released film is The Blue Elephant starring actor Karim Abdel Aziz and Khaled Al Sawy, and is based on Ahmed Mourad's novel of the same name.


  1. ^ Adil M. Asgarov, 'Hamed, Marwan (1977–)', Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa.  – via HighBeam (subscription required)

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