Mahmoud Abdel Samie at Ismailia Festival: I have not retired from photography until now
The Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shortsheld a seminar honoring the great director of photography, Mahmoud Abdel Samie, and to discuss the critic Osama Abdel-Fattah's book about him. Critic Magda Morris moderated the seminar in the presence of Dr. Khaled Abdel Jalil, Advisor to the Minister of Culture for Cinema Affairs, editor Manar Hosni, Head of the National Cinema Center, Dr. Mohamed El Adl, Dr. Samir Farag, the artist Ramzy El-Adl, the critic Safaa El-Leithy, anda cohort of the fans of the industry.
During the seminar, the director of photography, Mahmoud Abdel Samie, said: "Every work I have done has a vision and an answer to several questions, so that the cinematic image carries a different content." He also explained the aesthetics of the image of the documentary film, and stressed that there is no room for filming a dazzling scene that is not meaningful.
Abdel Samie added that he had participated in 30 fiction movies and was forced to film two movies, noting that he had not yet retired even though his son “Islam” had overtaken him in filming.
Critic Osama Abdel Fattah said: "I assumed great responsibility during the preparation of Mahmoud Abdul Samie's book. I paid him 10 visits at home, and recorded for more than 20 hours. He pointed out that Mahmoud Abdul Samie always says that the book is his true tribute; the proud moment will pass while the book remains for posterity.