Egyptian actor Izzat Al-Alayli passed away, Friday, at the age of 86, after a busy career in cinema and television.
Al-Alayli obtained a BA in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in 1960, but he did not start his acting career immediately after graduation due to his care for his four sisters after the death of his father. His cinematic beginning.After that, his works diversified to participate in dozens of films and television, and one of his most important roles was in the 1970 film “The Land” directed by Youssef Chahine. Among his most prominent works are “The Road to Eilat”, “People of the Summit”, “Mansouriya” and “Al-Tout and Al-Naboot”. In the theater, he participated in several plays, including “Welcome, Ya Bakwat” and “The Village Revolution”.
Al-Alaili made controversial statements. Last January, for example, he said in statements to local media that the Egyptian revolution that led to the overthrow of the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak had one positive, which is that “the events that followed led to the assumption of Egypt’s responsibility as a national leader. A loyal person named Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, “although Sisi has turned the country into one of the largest jailers of journalists and activists on the planet, according to human rights organizations, including” Human Rights Watch “and Amnesty International” Amnesty International “, in parallel with an unprecedented restriction of freedoms.
Al-Alayli said last August, after being honored by the Alexandria Film Festival, that the work he dreams of after a long journey in cinema and drama, is “to participate in a film about the change that occurred in Egypt before President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi assumed the presidency and until he assumed the presidency and so far and how Egyptians took to the streets millions of people to support him, “as he put it, adding:” I hope to embody the scenes of this journey that we have not seen yet. “