Salah Abou Seif

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About Salah Abou Seif Salah Abu Seif (Arabic: صلاح أبوسيف‎, Ṣalāḥ Abū Sayf) (May 10, 1915 – June 23, 1996) was one of the most famous Egyptian film directors. He is considered to be the godfather of the realistic cinema in Egypt. Many of the 41 films he directed are considered Egyptian classics.Salah Abu Seif is the most Egyptian director to direct films adapted from Arabic novels and short stories (17 films), his film Bidaya wa nihaya (1960) was the first film adapted from a novel written by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz. He is also credited as Salah Abu Saif, Salah Abou Seif or Salah Abouseif.

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Egypt Directors Ranking

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Rank Name Total
1. Youssef Chahine 892
2. Sherif Arafa 876
3. Salah Abou Seif 833
4. Khaled Youssef 277
5. Sandra Nashaat 179
6. Hani Osama 99
7. Ibrahim El Batout 95
8. Nasr Mahrous 25
9. Mohamed Khan 25
10. Marwan Hamed 25

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Rank Name Total
77. Fadil Hadžić 944
78. Youssef Chahine 892
79. Sherif Arafa 876
80. Muhsin Ertuğrul 841
81. Salah Abou Seif 833
82. Aydın Bulut 800
83. Fadi Haddad 775
84. John Cassavetes 712
85. Spike Lee 673

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