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WATCH: Director Hani Khalifa on Hit Series 'Al Layla Wa Elly Feeha'

Starring Egyptian actress Zeina Reda and Egyptian rapper Abyusif in his debut acting role, ‘Al Layla Wa Elly Feeha’ follows a story of trauma, fantasy, and romance.

Cairo Scene

‘Al Layla Wa Elly Feeha’, the hit mini-series currently streaming on Shahid, has been causing a massive stir online with its unconventional storytelling and daring topic. Starring Egyptian actress Zeina Reda and Egyptian rapper Abyusif in his debut acting role, ‘Al Layla Wa Elly Feeha’ follows a story of trauma, fantasy, and romance, all led by filmmaker Hani Khalifa as he ventures into new and controversial territory. 

Khalifa’s works have always found themselves in the centre of debates and controversy, ever since his directorial debut ‘Sahar El Layaly’ (2003) , as well as his popular series ‘El Gamaa’ (2011), ‘Foq Mostawa El Shobohat’ (2016), and ‘Eugenie Nights’ (2018).

CairoScene sat down with Hani Khalifa, where he spoke with us about the series, Abyusif’s hidden acting talent, and how women’s online forums are his measure for success.