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

Rank Person 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
9. Mohamed Khan 25
10. Marwan Hamed 25

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Rank Person Name Total
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94. José Mojica Marins 666
94. Fadi Haddad 775
95. Muhsin Ertuğrul 840
95. Anselmo Duarte 666
95. Saran 626
97. V. V. Vinayak 610
97. Salah Abou Seif 833
97. Aydın Bulut 800
98. John Cassavetes 712
99. Priyadarshan 593
100. Gautam Menon 563
101. Halit Refiğ 562