Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Familiar Face [چهره آشنا] (Shahla Riahi) - (1953) Iranian Film Poster

Familiar Face [chehre-ye ashna] (1953) - (Shahla Riahi) Iranian Film Poster

Pictured is a 28" x 17.5" Iranian poster designed by Mak to promote the 1953 Hassan Kheradmand 95-minute black-and-white film Familiar Face [chehre-ye ashna] starring Shahla Riahi based on a screenplay by Hassan Kheradmand with cinematography by Enayatallah Famin. The film was produced in the Pars Film Studio, released by Jahan Films and distributed by Cinema Ferdowsi. Plot summary: Parivash and Mahvash were two sisters with different personalities. Through an unacceptable friendship, Parivash started spending time with a youth named Firuz and because of him was drawn into deviation and homelessness. Mahvash married her teacher Behruz. Parivash, who could not bring herself to go back home, became more and more corrupt. When she finally found the courage to go back home she had become old and broken; her family did not recognize her and she had to return to her grievous life. The family's youngest son Mehrdad became interested in studying at an early age, ultimately became a physician and went to Canada.

Cast and crew: Hassan Kheradmand, Shahla Riahi, Hamid Ghanbari, Enayatallah Famin, Nahid Sarafraz, Ahmad Ghadakchian, Parkhideh, Sonya, Asghar Rasulzadeh, Ali Kiai, Abdollah Baghai, Heydar Saremi, Jamshid Mehrdad

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