Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Spell طلسم Jamshid Mashayekhi Iranian one-sheet

The Spell (1994) - (Rena Owen) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 38.75" Iranian poster designed by Mahallati for the 1987 film The Spell written and directed by Dariush Farhang and starring Jamshid Mashayekhi as Shazdeh. Plot summary: After the wedding the bride, [Sogand Rahmani] the groom [Atila Pesiani] and their relatives set out for the village where they will be living. A severe storm comes, the bride and groom lose the way and take refuge in a mansion. Shazdeh and his steward [Parviz Poorhosseini] decide to spend two nights there. Five years earlier Shazdeh's wife [Susan Taslimi] got lost there when she went into a hall of mirrors. In an abandoned basement the bride meets Shazdeh's wife who says she has been imprisoned in a black pit since the wedding night. Shazdeh and the son-in-law doubt the steward and when they go from the hall of mirrors to the black pit they pursue him. In the ensuing struggle the steward is killed by Shazdeh's wife. The bride and groom leave the mansion and after years of separation Shazdeh and his wife sit and talk. The wife knocks over a candlestick and the mansion is consumed by fire.

Cast and crew: Dariush Farhang, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Atila Pesiani, Parviz Poorhosseini, Sogand Rahmani, Susan Taslimi

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