When oriental dancer/actressYousra appeared in a bikini swimsuit in a television series, she was heavily critised.
Two lawyers demanded the actress Youssra to be imprisoned for appearing "almost naked" on magazine covers.
Qalam Al-Layl, (Night Whispers,1999) by the female filmmaker Inas El-Degheidi. Starring Yosra and Jala Fahmi.
Kokitta played by Jala Fahmi, performs some bellydances - two to be exact - to the music of Qazem Al-Saher.
In Qalam el-Layl the character Kokitta dances seductively and is without restraint manipulating men as if she owned a set of keys to their hearts and minds. In this melodramatic but extremely good movie Kokitta's house is open to every man and woman. Amina played by Youssra, is recording every customer's intimate behaviour with her video camera for the purposes of blackmail.
Kokitta to forces Amina to remain by framing her for prostitution and watches as she is taken away from her mother and two sisters to a police station. In revenge, Amina carefully plans Kokitta's fall using the videos. Although the movie is merely focussed on the night club scene, the dances don't take such a prominent place as you might expect! This film doesn't feature elaborate dance scenes and in fact the dancing itself is no big deal either.
Enas al Degheedy continues to be a controversal filmmaker and she shortly received a judicial warning from the Head of Egyptian Censors Committee. Her her latest movie "Viagra Falls" is violating copyright of a pharmaceutical company.
Yousra featured in "Birds of Darkness," a movie in which a comedian speaks out against Islamic extremism.
Movies with Yosra:
- Darb Elhawa
- Maali Al Wazir
- Ash Elmaganeen
- Birds Of Darkness
- Terrorism & Barbeque / Elirhab Welkabab(with Adel Eman)
- Night Chat / Kalam Elliel
- The Immigrant / Almohagir