Thursday, July 31, 2014

Night Train [قطار الليل] (Samia Gamal) - (1953) Egyptian Two-piece Film Poster

Night Train [qattar al-leil] (1953) - (Samia Gamal) Egyptian film poster

This is a 35" x 45" two-piece Egyptian poster made to promote the 1953 Ezzel Dine Zulficar 92-minute black-and-white film Night Train [qattar al-leil] starring Samia Gamal based on a story by Stephan Rosti with screenplay by Zaki Saleh, Stephan Rostam and Ezzel Dine Zulficar with cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: The father of Samia [Samia Gamal] was in a severe financial crisis and decided to sell his house to get out of it. Samia's boyfried Adel [Imad Hamdi] tried to prevent this by paying off her father's debt, but was unable to do so before the house was sold, and to make matters more complicated, Samia also told him she no longer wanted to be in a relationship with him.

Cast and crew: Ezzel Dine Zulficar, Staphan Rosti, Wahid Farid, Zaki Saleh, Samia Gamal, Imad Hamdi, Seraj Munir, Suleiman Naguib, Fakher Fakher, Salah Nazmi, Reyad El Kasabgy, Abdel Moneim Ismail, Hussein Isa, Hussein Eisa, Zaki Ibrahim, Aida Kamal, Abdel Alim Khattab



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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Traces in the Sand [آثار في الرمال] (Faten Hamama) - (1954) Egyptian Film Poster

Traces in the Sand [asar fil-ramal] (1944) - (Faten Hamama) Egyptian film poster

This is a 27.5" x 38.25" Egyptian poster designed to promote the 1954 Gamal Madkoor film Traces in the Sand starring Faten Hamama based on story and dialogue by Youssef El Sebai with screenplay by Gamal Madkoor and cinematography by Abdel Aziz Fahmy. Plot summary: When the composer Ibrahim was being treated for loss of memory he saw his former fiancé Ragia, who was living with her grandfather in Alexandria. She emphasized that she loved him and wanted to help him; she also admitted that her grandfather was opposed to their marriage.

Cast and crew: Gamal Madkoor, Youssef El Sebai, Zahrat El-Ola, Hamdy Gheith, Fatan Hamama, Imad Hamdi, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Wedad Hamdy, Abdel Aziz Khalil, Mahmoud Azmy, Mohammad al-Tukhy, Ali Rushdy, Mohammad Abd al-Qodus



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Monday, July 28, 2014

Battal Gazi Destani [هفت ضربه انتقام] (Cuneyt Arkin) - (1971) - Turkish Poster with Persian Title

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Battal Gazi Destani [Persian Title: haft zarbeye enteqam (7 blows of vengeance)] (1971) - (Cuneyt Arkin) Turkish Film Poster with Persian Title

Plot summary: Battal Gazi, the legendary Muslim commander from Malatya, is out to avenge the death of his father Huseyn Gazi, who has been ambushed and killed by some Byzantine warlords. One of these warlords is none other than the Byzantine emperor. On the way to fight the emperor Battal gets into a fight with the Christian knight Hammer, who is the greatest of the Christians. Hammer loses when Battal fights him and then converts to Islam. After that he and Gazi become the best of friends.

Cast and crew: Atif Yilmaz, Ayse Sasa, Cuneyt Arkin, Fikret Hakan, Meral Zeren, Reha Yurdakul, Erden Alkan, Melek Gorgun, Kerim Afsar, Ali Taygun, Atif Kaptan, Arap Celal, Yusuf Sezer, Baki Tamer, Necip Tekce, Suheyl Egriboz, Turgut Savas



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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Battal Gazi's Revenge [شمشیر عدالت] (Cuneyt Arkin) - (1973) Turkish Poster / Persian Title

Battal Gazi's Revenge [Persian title: Sword of Justice (shamshire edalat)] (1973) - (Cuneyt Arkin) Turkish poster with Persian title

Cast and crew: Natuk Baytan, Duygu Sagiroglu, Cuneyt Arkin, Meral Zeren, Bilal Inci, Reha Yurdakul, Hikmet Tasdemir, Oktay Yavuz, Sertan Acer, Atif Kaptan, Nevin Nuray, Ihsan Gedik, Necdet Kokes, Yusuf Sezer, ERol Alkaya, Giray Alpan, Ismet Erten

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Night of the Hunchback [شب قوزی] (Khosro Sahami) - (1965) Iranian Film Poster

Night of the Hunchback [shabe qoozi] (1965) - (Khosro Sahami) Iranian Film Poster

This is a 25.75" x 17.75" Iranian film poster designed by Pasargadae to promote the 1965 Farokh Ghafari film The Night of the Hunchback [shabe qoozi] starring Khosro Sahami as the hunchback based on a screenplay by Jalal Moghadam and Farokh Ghafari with cinematography by Gerium Hayrapetian and Peter Paian. Plot summary: At the end of a show a hunchback member of a performing troupe has an accident and gets a bone caught in his throat. Everyone thinks he has died and his corpse becomes an embarrassment. They all try to get rid of it by moving it from one house to another but in the end the police find the body and arrest the miscreants who have been hiding in the group.

Cast and crew: Farokh Ghafari, Gerium Hayrapetian, Peter Palian, Farhang Amiri, Jalal Moghadam, Paria Hakemi, Zackaria Hashemi, Reza Hushmand, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Ali Miri, Pari Saberi, Behruz Sayyadi, Khosro Sahami, Salman Venus, Hasan Farahani, Ghovampoor, Abbas Zarandi, Farrokh Legha Hooshmand, Karim Ali Rezai, Hossein Goorani, Ezzat Derakhshan



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Strong Man [اول هیکل] (Naser Malekmotei) - (1960) Iranian Film Poster

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The Strong Man [aval heykal] (1960) - (Naser Malekmotei) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 27.5" x 19.5" Iranian poster designed by Derkhim to promote the 1960 Syamak Yasami film The Strong Man [aval heykal] starring Naser Malekmotei based on a screenplay by Syamak Yasami and Ahmad Shamlu. Plot summary: The driver for a wealthy man tried to help a poor girl who was obliged to work in a cabaret by introducing her to his employer. The girl did not know the man's real identity but they became friends and eventually fell in love. Everything eventually became clear after a series of humorous events.

Cast and crew: Syamak Yasami, Pooran, Taj Ahmadi, Nasser Malekmotei, Taghi Zohuri, Abbas Mosadegh, Homayoon, Abdollah Mohammadi, Ahmad Shamlu



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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Without Permission [بدون اجازه] (Yasmina Baher) - (2012) Iranian Film Poster

Without Permission [bedune ejazeh] (2012) - (Yasmina Baher) Iranian Film Poster

This is a 27.25" x 38.5" Iranian poster designed by Ebrahim Haghighi to promote the 2012 Morteza Harandi 110-minute color film Without Permission [bedune ejaze] starring Yasmina Baher based on a story by Ali Hosseini with cinematography by Afshin Alizadeh. Plot summary: Yasi [Yasmina Baher] is a happy friendly 20-year-old girl. She likes to buy things with her father's money but he is restrictive. She is quite cautious about her affairs until her life is disrupted one day when she is photographed without her knowledge at a department store and then finds herself being stalked and blackmailed.

Cast and crew: Morteza Harandi, Afshin Alizadeh, Soolmaz Aghmaghani, Dariush Arjmand, Zohre Hamidi, Mohammad Kasebi, Nasrin Moghanloo, Mahdi Pakdel, Amir Yal Arjmand, Yasmina Baher, Hamid Taleghani, Baran Zamani, Sanaz Kamalvand, Faraj Golsefidi



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Fusillade [تیرباران] (Majid Majidi) - (1986) Iranian Film Poster

Fusillade [tirbaran] (1986) - (Majid Majidi) Iranian Film Poster

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster designed by Bateni to promote the 1986 Ali Asghar Shadravan film Fussilade [tirbaran] starring Majid Majidi based on a screenplay by Ali Asghar Shadravan with cinematography by Homayun Payvar. Plot summary: In January 1965 Mohammad Andarzgoo and a few other people wait in front of the Parliament Building to assassinate Prime Minister Hassan Ali Mansour. The assassination is a success but all the assassins are arrested and executed after much investigation, with the exception of Andarzgoo. SAVAK agents are trying to catch Andarzgoo because they consider him one of the main planners of the assassination. However he disguises himself and continues the resistance. He is almost arrested several times, and each time this happens he has to move with his family to another city or village. At last the SAVAK surround his home and he is martyred in a fierce gunfight.

Cast and crew: Ali Asghar Shadravan, Majid Majidi, Jafar Dehghan, Ataollah Salmanian, Homayun Payvar, Reza Cheraghi, Habibollah Rajabali, Mahmoud Noruz, Naser Forough, Masoud Niknam, Mohammad Ahmadi, Ebrahim Aliasgari



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Friday, July 25, 2014

Daughter of the King of the Fairies [دختر شاه پریون] (Rambod Javan) - (2010) Iranian Film Poster

Daughter of the King of the Fairies [dokhtare shahe parion] (2011) - (Rambod Javan) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 26.5" x 38.5" Iranian poster designed by Behruz Khorshidi to promote the 2010 84-minute Kamran Ghadakchian color film Daughter of the King of the Fairies [dokhtare shahe parion] starring Rambod Javan based on a story by Ahmad Rafizadeh with cinematography by Kamyar Farughi. Plot summary: In this comedy a young thief who is planning to steal a wealthy girl's collection falls in love with her and then refuses to allow his partner to steal her collection. After a series of incidents the girl chooses the young thief over another suitor and marries him.

Cast and Crew: Kamran Ghadakchian, Kamyar Farughi, Ahmad Rafizaeh, Rambod Javan, Ali Reza Khamseh, Niousha Zeighami, Nazanin Karimi, Mehran Rajabi, Maryam Soltani, Shah Ali Sarkhani, Parastoo Moghaddam, Farnaz Ahmadi, Parvin Meykade, Milad Neupour, Mohammad Reza Ahmadi, Nazanin Lavasani, Ali Madadi, Ali Pasha Kazemi, Jalil Malekzadeh





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The Maritime Silk Road [راه آبی ابریشم] (Bahram Radan) - (2011) Iranian Film Poster

The Maritime Silk Road [راه آبی ابریشم rah-e abi-ye abrisham] (2011) - (Bahram Radan) Iranian one-sheet poster

Pictured is a 26.75" x 38.5" Iranian poster designed by Behruz Khorshidi to promote the 2011 Mohammad Bozorgnia film The Maritime Silk Road [راه آبی ابریشم] starring Bahram Radan based on a story by Mohammad Bozorgnia with cinematography by Bahram Badakhshani. Plot summary: This historical drama is about the first crossing of the Indian Ocean to China on a route which came to be called the Maritime Silk Road. Two ships undertook the voyage through the Persian Gulf from Iran, one under Captain Soleiman [Dariush Arjmand] and another under Captain Idris [Reza Kianian]. The story is based on an account of the voyage written by a passenger on Soleiman's ship named Shazan ibn Yusuf [Bahram Radan] in 11 BC.

Cast and crew: Mohammad Bozorgnia, Bahram Badakhshani, Bahram Radan, Daryiush Arjmand, Payam Dehkordi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Mohsen Hosseini, Reza Kianian, Mehdi Mayamei, Bahram Radan, Pegah Ahangarani, Penkuk Serikul, Deliang Wang



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Tehran 1500 [تهران ١٥٠٠] (Mehran Modiri) - (2013) Iranian Film Poster

Tehran 1500 (2011) - (Mehran Modiri) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 27" x 38.25" Iranian poster made to promote the 2013 80-minute Bahram Azimi 80-minute color animation film Tehran 1500 starring Mehran Modiri based on a story by Amir Masoud Aslamdari and Bahram Azimi. Plot summary: The film is about the past and present life of a 160-year-old man named Akbar Aqa [Mehran Modiri] set 15 days before New Year's day of the year 1500 in the Muslim solar calendar [06 March 2121]. In the year 1500, robots live among the people and with advanced medical resources wealthy people can live up to 160 years.

Cast and crew: Bahram Azimi, Gohar Kheirandish, Mehran Modiri, Mahtab Nssirpour, Bahram Radan, Habib Rezaei, Hesam Navab Safavi, Mohammad Reza Sharifinia, Hediyeh Tehrani



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

One Line of Truth [یک سطر واقعیت] (Hossein Yari) - (2012) Iranian Film Poster

One Line of Truth [yak satre vagheiat] (2011) - (Hossein Yari) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster designed by Qab Asman to promote the 2012 Ali Vazirian 82-minute color film One Line of Truth [yak satre vagheiat] starring Hossein Yari based on a story by Ali Vazirian with cinematography by Farshad Mohammadi. Plot summary: This is a moody and tense film about a journalist couple named Kasra and Forukh [Hossein Yari and Mehraveh Sharifinia] whose publication may lose its office space as they work to unravel an old mystery. Their problems are complicated with an offer for support from a Swedish financier with contingency requirements that are not clear. This problem is eliminated when the financier withdraws the offer for unexplained reasons and the government bans the two of them from leaving the country, again for unexplained reasons. Those problems are apparently resolved, but other problems replace them.

Cast and crew: Ali Vazirian, Farshad Mohammadi, Hossein Yari, Mehraveh Sharifinia, Hamed Pouresfandyani, Mohammad Amir Naji, Homayoun Ershadi, Mina Jafarzadeh, Shiva Khonyagar



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Am a Mother [من مادر هستم ] (Baran Kosari) - (2012) Iranian Film Poster R, NM

I Am a Mother [man madar hastam] (2011) - (Baran Kosari) Iranian Film Poster

This is a 26.5" x 38.5" Iranian poster designed by Sheyban Khaghani to promote the 2012 Fereydoun Jeyrani 97-minute color film I Am a Mother [man madar hastam] starring Baran Kosari based on a story by Fereydoun Jeyrani with cinematography by Morteza Ghofari. Plot summary: The lives of two prosperous families are falling apart. Things happen in the life of a 19-year-old girl named Ava in one of the families [Baran Kosari] that expose many secrets in the lives of the people in the story.

Poster warning in top left corner: The topic of this film is social pathology; it is not recommended for people under the age of 16.

As the film begins this quote appears in white letters against a black background: "All happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Chapter 1.

Some conservative religious groups in Iran including the Ansar-e Hezbollah protested the screening of this film and demanded the revocation of its exhibition license. The film was edited to accomodate these protests.

Cast and crew: Morteza Ghafori, Fereydoun Jeyrani, Baran Kosari, Farhad Aslani, Habib Rezaei, Hengameh Ghaziani, Pantea Bahram, Amir-Hossein Arman, Naser Tahmasb, Arman Suratgar, Hedayatollah Sajjadi, Karim Abbasi



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nowhere Nobody [هیچ کجا هیچکس] (Reza Kianian) - (2013) Iranian Film Poster

Nowhere Nobody [hich koja hich kas] (2011) - (Reza Kianian) Iranian Film Poster

This is a 26.5" x 38.5" Iranian poster designed by Behruz Khorshidi to promote the 2013 Ebrahim Sheibani 92-minute color film Nowhere Nobody [hich ja hich kas] starring Reza Kianian based on a screenplay by Ahmad Rafie Zadeh with cinematography by Hossein Jafarian. Plot summary: This films is about relationships with misunderstandings whose participants have reverted to isolation. The people in this film connect loneliness to the presence of others and this does does nothing to heal their wounds. Instead it increases the pain of abandonment. The film does not follow a straight story line but it depicts events that could happen to anyone.

Cast and crew: Ebrahim Sheibani, Ahmad Rafie Zadeh, Hossein Jafarian, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Mahnaz Afshar, Saber Abbar, Arezu Afari, Afsaneh Chehreh Azad, Farid Eskandari, Roshanak Gerami, Babak Karimi, Bahareh Kian Afshar, Reza Kianan, Maryam Moghbeli, Atila Pesiani, Sadaf Taherian



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Monday, July 21, 2014

Self-deprecation [خودزنی] (Amin Hayayee) - (2011) Iranian Film Poster

Self-deprecation [khodzani] (2011) - (Amin Hayayee) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 26.75" x 38.25" Irianian poster designed by Mohammad Ruholamini to promote the 2011 Ahmad Kavari 95-minute color film Self-deprecation [khodzani] starring Amin Hayayee based on a story by Ahmad Kavari with cinematography by Mohammad Taghi Paksima. Plot summary: After his release from prison Kianush Zarifi goes looking for his former wife, who divorced him while he was in prison, and his daughter. Despite many problems and dangers he still tries to recover his lost reputation and family.

Cast and crew: Ahmad Kavari, Leia Zanganeh, Amin Hayayee, Mohammad Taghi Paksima, Amir Delavari, Mohammad Reza Sharifinia, Nima Shahrokh Shahi, Tina Akhundtabar, Amir Yal Arjmand, Amir Ghafarmanesh, Nader Soleymani, Hosam Hamidi, Behshad Sharifi, Malek Ghanami, Sina Razani



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Hidden [پنهان] (Fariborz Arabnia) - (2011) Iranian Film Poster

Hidden [penhan] (2011) - (Fariborz Arabnia) Iranian Film Poster

This is a 26.75" x 38.25" Iranian poster made to promote the 2011 89-minute Mehdi Rahmani color film Hidden [penhan] based on a story by Mehdi Rahmani and Mehdi Shirazi with cinematography by Turaj Mansuri. Plot summary: Yalda is an adolescent girl who lives with her father Esfandiar, a successful architect. Her mother Nazanin left her some time ago and went to France, and Yelda feels lonely. She is friends with a girl named Rayhaneh and a boy named Ruzbeh; all of them have problems.

Cast and crew: Mehdi Rahmani, Mehdi Shirazi, Turaj Mansuri, Fataneh Malekmohamadi, Fariborz Arabnia, Ana Ne'mati, Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Azadeh Shams, Anahita Afshar, Roya Javidnia



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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Useless and Pointless [بی‌خود و بی‌جهت] (Reza Attaran) - (2012) Iranian Film Poster

Useless and Pointless [bikhod o bijahat] (2011) - (Reza Attaran) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 26.5" x 38.25" Iranian poster designed by Mohammad Reza Moradi to promote the 2012 Abdolreza Kahani film Useless and Pointless [bikhod o bijahat] starring Reza Attaran based on a story by Abdolreza Kahani with cinematography by Ali Loghmani. Plot summary: This film is about two couples trying to move in and out of the same apartment at the same time. This awkward situation was created by a schedule collision with a wedding.

Cast and crew: Abdolreza Kahani, Reza Attaran, Pantea Bahram, Negar Javaherian, Ali Loghmani, Kamran Mohamadi, Ali Ostadi, Ahmad Mehranfar, Mohammad Kart



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