‘The Life and Times of Omar Sharif’ to Examine How Politics Shaped the Legendary Actor’s Enigmatic Persona (Exclusive)

‘The Life and Times of Omar Sharif’ to Examine How Politics Shaped the Legendary Actor’s Enigmatic Persona (Exclusive)
Captivated by the seemingly many personas of late actor Omar Sharif, Egyptian filmmaker Mark Lotfy and Swedish director Axel Petersén delved into the legendary star’s eventful career, tracing how the politics of 1950s Egypt formed the international star’s complex character.

Their new documentary, “The Life and Times of Omar Sharif,” shows in particular how the policies of President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the political climate of the time led him to change his name and convert to Islam, and later to become a cosmopolitan individual who was equally at home in Cairo, Paris or Los Angeles.

Sharif’s life and career are described as a “dramatic balancing act, set on an East-West axis, illustrated by the hundreds of characters he played, on and off screen, in the changing political landscapes of Hollywood and the Middle East.”

Produced by Sigrid Helleday’s Stockholm-based Fedra in co-production with Lotfy’s
See full article at Variety »

Similar News


Recently Viewed