Henry Barakat (Arabic: هنري بركات‎, 11 June 1914, Cairo – 27 May 1997, Cairo) was a well known Egyptian film director. He was born in Shobra, Cairo,[1] to a Christian Greek Melkite father and a Coptic Orthodox Christian mother. His father was a doctor and received the title of Beik by the King for the services he rendered.,[2] He directed some of the most famous films in the Egyptian Cinema.

Henri Antoun Barakat
هنري بركات
Born(1914-06-11)11 June 1914
Died26 May 1997 age 83
Cairo, Egypt
OccupationFilm director
Years active1942–1984
Spouse(s)Rosette Dahan

FilmographyEdit

  • 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)
  • Al Haram (The Sin) (1965)
  • Amir el dahaa (The Crafty One) (1964)
  • Bab el maftuh El (The Open Door) (1963)
  • 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)

AwardsEdit

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)

HonorsEdit

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

In the PressEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Armes, Roy. Dictionary of African Filmmakers. Indiana University Press, 11 July 2008. ISBN 0253000424, 9780253000422.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Obituary: Henri Barakat". The Independent. 30 May 1997. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Henri Barakat". The Independent. 30 May 1997. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  3. ^ Armes, p. 388.
  4. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Hassan and Nayima". imdb.com. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  5. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Doaa al-Karawan". imdb.com. Retrieved 15 January 2010.

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