Saturday, October 19, 2013

King of Hearts [سلطان قلبها soltan-e qalb'ha] (1968) - (Fardin)

King of Hearts [سلطان قلبها soltan-e qalb'ha] (1968) - (Fardin) Iranian film poster

This is a 27.5" x 13" Iranian poster designed by Ahang to promote the 1969 127-minute Mohamad Ali Fardin black-and-white film King of Hearts [سلطان قلبها soltan-e qalb'ha] starring Fardin based on a screenplay written by Fardin with cinematography by Ghodratallah Ehsani. Fardin was Iran's most popular actor and the title of this famous musical became his nickname. The film was produced by the Maysaghieh Studio. Plot summary: After being in an accident in which each thought the other had been killed, a young married couple named Setareh [Azar Shiva] and Saeed [Fardin] lived separately for years. Saeed became a famous singer and the woman lost her eyesight in an accident. Years later Saeed happened to meet a little girl named Khorshid [Leila Forouhar] without knowing she was his daughter; with financial help from his wealthy fiancee, Saeed paid the expenses of an English doctor to come to Iran and treat the girl's mother, without knowing she was his missing wife. On the wedding night his wife and child appeared to thank him. In this way the old couple found each other again after a long time and began a new life together. Not told is the story of the heartbreak and disappointment of the wealthy woman who had been counting on a marriage to Saeed and who paid for the recovery of the blind woman he actually married.

Cast and crew: Mohamad Ali Fardin, Aref Arefkia, Ahdieh Badiee, Leila Forouhar, Azar Shiva, Homayoun, Victoria, Habibollah Boloor, Jamshid Mehrdad, Niktaj Sabri, Gholamhossein Bahmanyar, Leila Forouhar, Mohammad Taghi Kohanmui, Yasmin

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