Friday, November 15, 2013

I Love the Cinema [بحب السيما] - (Leila Eloui) - (2004)

I Love the Cinema [بحب السيما] (2004) - (Leila Eloui) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38.5" Egyptian poster designed by Focus to promote the 2004 Ooussama Fawzi film I Love the Cinema [baheb al-sima بحب السيما] starring Youssef Osman as Na'eem based on a story by Hani Fawzi with cinematography by Tarek El-Telmisany. This is a controversial film narrated by Sherif Mounir as the voice of the six-year-old Na'eem as he recalls his upbringing. The story is about a Coptic family in 1960s Shubra in the time of Gamal Abdel Nasser's presidency; it pushes a number of religious, sexual and ethical boundaries as a 40-year-old man remembers conflicts with a father who assured him his love of film would surely lead to his eternal damnation. Some Copts in Egypt were offended by what they saw as a tendency to ridicule Christianity and they tried though legal action to prevent it being shown.

Cast and crew: Oussama Fawzi, Hani Fawzi, Laila Eloui, Mahmoud Hemida, Menna Shalabi, Aida Abdel Azz, Youssef Osman, Zaky Fateen Abdel Wahab, Edward, Ahmed Kamal, Raouf Mostafa, Nadia Rafiq, Ahmad Aql, Sherif Mounir



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