Khairy Beshara is an Egyptian film and television director. He was born and lived his first five years in Tanta, then moved to Cairo with his mother who worked there. He studied film directing at the High Institute of Cinema and graduated in 1967. He then worked as an assistant...Read more director, and moved to Poland for a year for his post-graduate studies, where he met his wife. Upon his return to Egypt, he continued working as an assistant director, in addition to teaching acting and screenwriting at the institute. In the period between 1974 and 1986, he directed 12 documentary and short fiction films. His first feature length film was an Egyptian-Algerian co-production, and took 4 years to produce. It finally premiered in 1982. He then went on to direct 11 other feature films, most of which were critically acclaimed and gained cult followings, and several television series.