Khairy Beshara is an Egyptian film director active in the Egyptian film industry since the 1970s. He is considered as one of the Egyptian directors who redefined Realism in Egyptian cinema in the 1980s. In a recent book published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2007 about the most important 100 films in the history of Egyptian cinema, three of his movies were listed. Namely, The Collar and the Bracelet, Bitter Day Sweet Day, and Ice Cream in Gleem.
Beshara completed his high school in Cairo then joined the Egyptian Higher Institute of Cinema where he graduated in 1967. He then went to Warsaw, Poland on a fellowship for two years. Beshara started his career with a focus on documentaries then moved to feature narratives and directed 13 long features that were screened at various international film festivals. He is one of the first Egyptian and Arab directors to venture into digital film making in the late 1990s.