Monday 07 June 2021
Actress Jumana Murad mourned the death of Syrian director Mohamed Ferdous Atassi, who passed away on Sunday, at the age of 79.
And Joumana wrote, through her official account on the “Instagram” website, and commented: “After sadness is knocking on our doors, the first thing I tried to get out of it came back and it saddened me with the death of my teacher, Professor Director Mohamed Ferdous Atassi, brother friend and kind, affectionate father, who has wonderful and unforgettable situations, she will always remain. In our hearts and memories with your kind spirit and unforgettable deeds, there is no objection to God’s destiny, and we belong to God and to Him we shall return.”
And she added: “May God have mercy on you and make your abode heaven in Paradise, O Paradise.. Please pray for the deceased for mercy and forgiveness and read Al-Fatihah.. condolences and deepest condolences to the wife of the deceased, dear sister, please, and to the family of the deceased, my Lord inspires them patience and solace.”
The Syndicate of Artists and the Ministry of Information in Syria mourned director Mohamed Ferdous Atassi, who died of complications from the Corona virus.
The late director, one of the most prominent Syrian directors, was born in Homs in 1942. He studied film directing in Czechoslovakia, obtained a master’s degree, and has been a member of the Artists Syndicate since 1971, and held the position of head of the directors department on Syrian television.
The series “Al-Bayader” (1976) was his first directorial work for television, after his first play in 1971 entitled “Strangers Don’t Drink Coffee”.
Among his works are: “Midnight Dreams”, “The Black Board”, “Family Diaries”, “The Doctor”, “Family Diaries”, “Sapphire Al-Hamawi”, “The Judge”, “Summer Snows”.
He won a number of awards in festivals: Cairo, Tehran, Riyadh, Tunis, and Prague.