Friday, May 25, 2018

Battle of the Kings: Rostam and Sohrab رستم و سهراب dir: Kiamars Dalvand 2014 Iranian one-sheet

Battle of the Kings: Rostam and Sohrab (2012) - (dir: Kiamars Dalvand) Iranian poster

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster for the 2012 Kianush Dalvand animated film Battle of the Kings: Rostam and Sohrab written by Bahram Heidari, Masoud Noori and Kianush Dalvand and starring Majid Habibi as the voice of Sohrab. Plot summary: Iran's great hero Rostam goes to the city of Samangon looking for his stolen horse Raksh. There he falls in love with the beautiful Princess Tahmineh. As fate would have it, before his son is born Rostam is obliged to leave Samangon and go to war to help his country.

Cast and crew: Kianoush Dalvand, Bahram Heidari, Masoud Noori, Majid Habibi



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City of Mice 2 شهر موش ها ۲ Nima Fallah 2014 Iranian one-sheet

City of Mice 2 (2014) - (Nima Fallah) Iranian film poster

This is a 27" x 38" Iranian poster designed by Ehsan Nosrati for the 2014 Marzieh Boroomand feature-length puppet show City of Mice 2 written by Farhad Tohidi and starring Nima Fallah as Malang. Plot summary: The mice are now 30 years older. After 30 years the fat gluttonous mouse named Kopol has gotten married to a flirtatious mouse named Naranji in the City of Mice. They have two children named Surati and Kopolak. Kopolak has a pleasing, funny personality which will be an interesting element in the story of the City of Mice. Kopol has a restaurant and a coffee shop. Naranji has had a lot of cosmetic surgery and does not like to do housework. They have a maid named Tajbanu who also has an interesting character. Kopol is known as the wealthiest mouse in the city and his family are the principal characters in the story. Kopol's friends such as Dr. Eynaki have all also gotten 30 years older and now have families.

Cast and crew: Marzieh Boroomand, Farhad Tohidi, Ehsan Nosrati, Nima Fallah, Arsha Aghdasi, Amir Badri, Arefe Abbasi, Ali Afsharie, Mina Alami, Mohammad Alami, Forouzan Bahrampour, Shima Bakhshandeh, Mehdi Borghei, Sam Chegini, Ali Etesamifar, Mohammad Loghmanian, Hossein Naemi Zaker, Azar Okhovat



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Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others آ‌ذر شهدخت پرویز و دیگران dir: Behruz Afkhami 2014 Iranian one-sheet

Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others (2014) - (dir: Behruz Aafkhami) Iranian film poster

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian film poster designed by Nehriqi for the 2014 Behruz Afkhami film Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others based on a story by Marjan Shirmohammadi and starring Amirali Danaei as Farhad. Plot summary: In his last film, the wife of a famous movie actor has a role with him. She attracts so much attention from the critics that it makes him jealous. The wife becomes angry and goes to the family orchard in Damavand. When their daughter returns to Iran their relationship changes. At Tehran's 32nd International Fajr Film Festival this film won the awards for best screenplay and bestfilm.

Cast and crew: Behruz Afkhami, Nehriqi, Marjan Shirmohammadi, Amirali Danaei, Azadeh Esmaeilkhani, Mehdi Fakhimzadeh, Mehdi Haghighi, Rambod Javon, Gohar Kheirandish, Naimeh Nezamdoost, Sadaf Noormohammad, Marjan Shirmohammadi, Shahin Taslimi



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The Fox روباه Jalal Fatemi 2014 Iranian one-sheet

The Fox (2014) - (Jalal Fatemi) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster designed by Behzad Khorshidi for the 2014 film The Fox written and directed by Behruz Afkhami starring Jalal Fatemi as the Fox. Plot summary: An Israeli agent is sent to Iran for a new round of assassinations of scientists. This skilled agent uses the cooperation of dispensable people who have been deceived and are unaware of their missions until the last minute. A motorcyclist falls into his trap and is unwittlingly trained to kill. The story is fiction but closely resembles earlier actual events. Some people think the making of this film was ordered by Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

Cast and crew: Behruz Afkhami, Behzad Khorshidi, Jalal Fatemi, Hamid Goudarzi, Sepehr Haghshenas, Babak Hamidian, Sam Kaboudvand, Arash Majidi, Masoud Sakhaei, Marjan Shirmohammadi, Yavar Tambrchi



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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Living Corpse Живой труп 1968 Alexey Batalov Spanish Soviet Export film poster

The Living Corpse (1968) - (Aleksey Batalov) Spanish Soviet Export Poster

This is a 34" x 47" Spanish Soviet Export film poster for the 1968 Vladimir Vengerov film The Living Corpse based on a 1911 play by Leo Tolstoy and starring Aleksey Batalov as Fyodor Protasov. Plot summary: Fyodor Protasov feels suicidal because he thinks his wife secretly loves another man. He leaves home and takes up life with a group of Gypsies. In his absence his wife assumes he has died and marries the other man.

Cast and crew: Vladimir Vengerov, Leo Tolstoy (Zhivoy Trup 1911 play), Aleksey Batalov, Alla Demidova, Oleg Basilashvili, Lidiya Shtykan, Lyalya Chyornaya, Sofiya Pilyavskaya, Oleg Borisov, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Ihnokently Smoktunovskiy, Panteleymon Krymov, Svetlana Toma, Nikolay Boyarskiy, Aleksey Kozhevnikov



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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tin Tan: El Hombre Inquieto 1953 Joaquin Pardave Mexican one-sheet

Tin Tan: El Hombre Inquieto (1983) - (Joaquin Pardave) Mexican one-sheet

This is a 31" x 41" linen-backed Mexican one-sheet poster for the 1953 Rafael Baldeon film Tin Tan: El Hombre Inquieto starring Joaquin Pardave as Don Raful Sayeh. Plot summary: German [German Valdes] is a poor newspaper seller who is hired to impersonate the dead son of a wealthy Arab. He falls in love with the sister of the man he is supposed to be impersonating and marries her with her father's blessing.

Cast and crew: Rafael Baledon, Pedro de Aguillon, Tin Tan, Jaime Salvador, Fernando Galiana, Lupe Carriles, Marcelo Chavez, Joaqin Pardave, Sara Garcia, German Valdes, Joaquin Pardave, Tito Novaro, Arturo Soto Rangel, Joaquin Garcia Vargas, Los Panchos



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El Tren Expreso (1955) - (Jorge Mistral) Mexican one-sheet

El Tren Expreso (1959) - (Jorge Mistral) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 31" x 41" linen-backed Mexican poster for the 1955 Leon Limovsky film El Tren Expreso starring Jorge Mistral as Mario Sandoval. Plot summary: Mario Sandoval is a famous pianist on the verge of a nervous breakdown who decides to take a vacation. On the train he meets Andrea, [Laura Hidalgo] a beautiful young widow who has been destroyed by an unhappy marriage. She tries to kill herself by jumping off the moving train, but he stops her. They get off in a beautiful village for two days of romance. Before getting married, the two decide to test their love with a three-month separation. On the day they have agreed to meet, he finds she has died a month earlier leaving him a farewell letter.

Cast and crew: Leon Klimovsky, Eduardo Borras, Ramon de Campoamor, Jorge Mistral, Laura Hidalgo, Evangelina Elizando, Laura Hidalgo, Jorge Mistral, Manuel Monroy, Juan Calvo, Rafael Bardem, Amelia de la Torre, Matilde Munoz Sampedro, Carlos Dias de Mendoza, Luis Mominguez Luna, Antonio Fornis, Mercedes Servet, Manolita Contarini, Rufino Ingles, Valentino Cancai, Jose Maria Martin



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