Egypt Independent

Court cancels Cabinet decision to ban Halawet Rouh movie



 
The Administrative Court of the State Council cancelled, on Tuesday, a Cabinet's decision that banned a movie from being displayed in the cinema over inappropriate content.
 
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb issued a decision withdrawing the movie entitled ‘Sweetness of Spirit’, Arabic for Halawet al-Rouh, from the theater over culturally inappropriate sexualized scenes unfit with the values and ethics of the Egyptian society.
 
Producer of the movie Mohamed al-Sobky had accused Mehleb of the misuse of power after he banned the movie.
 
The movie, starring the Lebanese actress Haifa Wahbe, was released on 3 April. It was criticized for its excessive use of sexual innuendos.