Saturday, October 26, 2013

Festival Night ليلة العيد (Shadia) 1949 Egyptian one-sheet

Festival Night (1949) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a first printing of a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Dimitri Gabriel to promote the 1949 Helmy Rafla 108-minute black-and-white film Festival Night [leilet al-eid] starring Shadia based on a screenplay by Anwar Wagdi with story and dialogue by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary and cinematography by Abdelhalim Nasr. The film was produced and distributed by Anwar Wagdi's United Film Company of Cairo. Plot summary: Yasamina and her two brothers Shushu and Sousou were artists trying to get work at a nightclub after being subjected to homelessness and deprivation. They went to see a theater director but accidentally went into the wrong apartment and were surprised to find a gang of criminals along with a playful girl who was their sister, plotting together against a rich boy named Adel Bey. Yasamina found a way to save him and then married him.

Cast and crew: Helmy Rafla, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, Anwar Wagdi, Abdelhalim Nasr, Dimitri Gabriel, Hassan Fayek, Lola Sedki, Farid Shawqi, Stephan Rosti, Abdel Fatah Al Kasri, Elias Moadab, Abdel Ghani al-Nagdi, Mohammad Kamel

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