Mother of the Bride
Directed byAtef Salem
Written byAbdel Hamid Gouda
Produced byNaguib Khoury
StarringTaheyya Kariokka
Imad Hamdi
CinematographyMasud Isa
Release date
  • 1963 (1963)
Running time
102 minutes

Mother of the Bride (Arabic: أم العروسة‎, translit. Omm el aroussa) is a 1963 Egyptian comedy film directed by Atef Salem.[1] The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 37th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]


Zeinab and Hussein are the hard-working parents of a family in Cairo. One day, their daughter announces that she is getting married. When Zeinab and Hussein meet the groom's parents, the latter make a series of over-the-top demands for the wedding.


See also


  1. ^ "Obituary: Atef Salem(1927-2002)". Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences