Al Pacino cast in film on Rumi funded by QF
I just read the below story on the twittersphere, and am very excited by it, so though I'd share. For the those who don't know, Rumi is probably the most famous Sufi poet from the 13th century. He lived most of his life in Anatolia, present day Turkey. His works have been translated into many languages and have influenced literature across the Muslim regions.
Qatar to fund Muzaffar Ali's Rumi biopic
Filmmaker and designer Muzaffar Ali's long-awaited USD 25-million film on the 13th century Sufi saint and poet Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi is finally poised for take off, thanks to funding from the Qatar Foundation run by the wife of the Emir of the Gulf state.
For both Qatar and Ali, the upcoming English-language film titled ' Rumi The Fire of Love', will be the first foray into international movie production, it was announced here on the sidelines of the 61st Cannes Film Festival.
Full story here.
Click here to learn more.
It's quite natural aty old age. He must have lost it like many others. Al Pacino that is.
i take it to be a new step towards unification within the Muslim world, is it?
ah... so this is the movie that was coming out of the borrowing of 200 million for a film fund recently
It's surely going to be a good movie. I want to watch it right now. How to get a copy?
There is a vintage saying that
Gulf Arabs teach and learn:-
Of those new to incense fumes*
May one day...surely burn
Nobodies who have come to be
Adapt new talks and new walks
One step forward, two steps back
Dancing Crows masqurade as peacocks
Another saying from Egypt goes:-
Oh Pharoh..Who made Pharoh thee?*
To this Pharoh chuckled with delight
"Who's there? No one put a stop to me!"
T'is I who command the sea and wind
And as a God on earth, I shall strut
All my subjects' blind, bow unto me
And of a grave that awaits, I know not
Take heed from what's written in History
Are not tales, but real examples to learn
Lessons in life to those who decadently
Toss tables that could one day be turned
By Qatarita ;)
Maybe one day this will be made a movies too :D
* adapted from actaual sayings in arabic
Lovely! I can't wait to see it.
Thanks for sharing !
Oh, if a tree could wander
and move with foot and wings!
It would not suffer the axe blows
and not the pain of saws!
For would the sun not wander
away in every night ?
How could at ev?ry morning
the world be lighted up?
And if the ocean?s water
would not rise to the sky,
How would the plants be quickened
by streams and gentle rain?
The drop that left its homeland,
the sea, and then returned ?
It found an oyster waiting
and grew into a pearl.
Did Yusaf not leave his father,
in grief and tears and despair?
Did he not, by such a journey,
gain kingdom and fortune wide?
Did not the Prophet travel
to far Medina, friend?
And there he found a new kingdom
and ruled a hundred lands.
You lack a foot to travel?
Then journey into yourself!
And like a mine of rubies
receive the sunbeams? print!
Out of yourself ? such a journey
will lead you to your self,
It leads to transformation
of dust into pure gold!