Thursday, September 26, 2013

Street of Water Carriers حارة السقايين - (dir: El-Seyed Ziada) - (1966) Egyptian one-sheet

The Street of Water Carriers (1966) - (dir: El-Seyed Ziada) Egyptian one-sheet

This Egyptian film poster was designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1966 85-minute El-Sayed Ziada black-and-white film Street of the Water Carriers with screenplay and dialogue by Anwar Abdalla and cinematography by Gamal Ebada. Plot Summary: The film is a caricature of the Egyptian film industry as seen by poor Egyptian audiences who dream of participation. It is about a girl named Fakiha [Sharifa Fadel] who lived in the district of the water carriers with her uncle Hussein [Amin El-Heinedy] the composer. Her uncle was a talented man whose work was not appreciated until a film studio gave him the opportunity to write a song for a new movie. When she went to the studio with her uncle, as a singer Fakiha also got a chance for a role in the new film to replace the lead actress, whose singing the producer did not like. Fakiha's fiancee Salem [Mohamed Awad] became angry with her because he was afraid she would get a job in the movies and leave him, but she just ignored him. Fakiha left the district of the water carriers and went to live with her uncle in an upscale neighborhood while preparing herself to become a movie star. She was bitterly disappointed later to find that her role had been given back to the original lead actress. She returned to the district of the water carriers with her uncle; Salem was there waiting for her and everybody in the district of the water carriers was happy to have her back.

Cast and crew: El-Sayed Ziada, Nahed Sharif, Amin El-Heinedy, Mohamed Awad, Sharifa Fadel, Mohamed Reda, Amal Ramzy, Mohamed Rushdy, Anwar Abdalla, Gamel Ebada, Abdel Latif El-Telbany, Mohamed Hamdi, Fouad Ga'afar, Aleyah Abdel Monem, Nabil El-Hegrassy, Mohsen Hafez, Nawal Fahmy, Sa'ida Galal

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