Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fire in My Heart نار في صدري (Mariam Fakhr Eddine) - (1963) Egyptian one-sheet

Fire in My Heart (1963) - (Mariam Fakhr Eddine) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a promotional poster designed by Mohammed Abdel Aziz for the 1963 95-minute black-and-white Hassan Reda film Fire in My Heart starring Mariam Fakhr Eddine with story and dialogue by Mahrous Al-Garehi and cinematography by Kamal Korayem. Plot Summary: Dr. Shawqi attended a surgery conference in Alexandria where he gave an important talk. His daughter Nadia was proud of him. Shawqi celebrated the occasion with his colleagues at a nightclub. At the nightclub he saw his former wife Laila, the mother of his daughter. When he approached her she ran away and was hit by an automobile. He then took her to a hospital and they operated on her. He sent her flowers continuously. He had met her 15 years earlier at a train station, when she was running a piano school He lived with her in Aswan where they were blessed with Nadia. He forced his wife to plead with the king and his creditors to postpone their debts, she had to give piano lessons secretly to Aida, the daughter of Alia Hanem and he was able to pay the debts. However Aida had a brother who told his colleagues that Laila was his mistress and began wooing her with words of love. His mother learned about what her son was doing, apologized to Laila and sent her a gift for her wedding anniversary. Dr. Shawqi heard some of the talk about his wife straying, divorced her and told his daughter she had died. Then he asked her to forgive him and return to her former life for the sake of his daughter, but Laila did not agree easily, especially since Youssra was helping her while she was alone. Then Laila finally agreed to go back home and in front of her daughter she became the wife of the father. Nadia objected to this marriage and indeed she ran away from home. She went to her mother's grave which she was accustomed to visiting and started crying. No one but Youssra was able to restore her smile with a magic trick. She promised to draw her a picture of her mother for her birthday, since Nadia did not have any pictures of her mother. Laila had completely forgotten about her daughter Nadia so she decided to leave home forever. Youssra gave Nadia the picture of her mother, which resembled the wife of her father, and she immediately understood the truth.

Cast and crew: Hassan Reda, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Ahmed Mazhar, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Mahrous El Garhi, Kamal Karim, Nahed Sabri, Bussy, Fatheya Chahine, Mokhtar Amin, Bussy, Kamal Korayem, Mahrous Al-Garehi

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