Friday, October 18, 2013

Baba Shamal [بابا شمل] - (Fardin) - (1971)

Baba Shamal [بابا شمل] (1971) - (Fardin) Iranian film poster

Here is an 18.75" x 26.75" busta-style Iranian poster made to promote the 1971 Ali Hatami 95-minute black-and-white film Baba Shamal [بابا شمل] starring Fardin based on a screenplay by Ali Hatami with cinematography by Maziar Parto. The film was proudced by the Badi' Studio; it is a costume drama set in the late 19th or early 20th century. Plot summary: Because of rivalries between two neighborhoods, their local bosses Heydar and Baba Shamal clashed and then later became fast friends. After the disputes were resolved Baba Shamal set out to marry a girl named Shokat. Heydar was also interested in Shokat. To keep from disrupting the marriage Heydar decided to leave, but then cancelled the trip for the sake of Baba Shamal; when he did not leave this caused rumors and then there was another clash between Baba Shamal and Heydar. However the truth ultimately became known.

Cast and crew: Ali Hatami, Mazyar Parto, Mohamad Ali Fardin, Naser Malekmotei, Fourouzan, Homayoon, Bahman Mofid, Sorayya Beheshti, Hamideh Kheirabadi, Gholam-Reza Sarkoob, Reza Banki, Morteza Ahmadi

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