‘The funfair occupies that transitional space between childhood and adolescence. Most of us first visit the fair in the company of our parents – but with the hope of one day returning independent, off the reins, free! It’s one of those romantic scenarios we imagine will populate our projected adulthood’.
10 Classic funfair movies
• Coeur Fidele ( 1932)
• The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
• Brighton Rock (1947)
• Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
• Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
• A Taste of Honey (1961)
• Paper Moon (1973)
• Rollercoaster (1977)
• Big (1988)
Tunisian actress, Hend Sabri, plays the role of an HIV-infected widow, in the new Egyptian film”Asmaa”. A brave step for an actress to tackle such a taboo subject in the Middle East. No stranger to controversial roles, Sabri’s breakthrough came in 2001 in a role in the film “Diary of a Teenager (Mothakarat Morahiqa) when she accepted a part that involved kissing and the suggestion of sex outside marriage. Her following movie, A Citizen, a Detective and a Thief ( Mowaten we Mokhbar we Haramy) also had Sabri engaged in risqué sex scenes.
Shot at The Mayfair Hotel for Voyager Magazine. in November.