Monday, October 21, 2013

Marjan [مرجان] (Shahla Riahi) - (1956) Iranian Film Poster

Marjan (1956) - (Shahla Riahi) Iranian 41x56 film poster

This a 19.25" x 13.75" Iranian poster by an unknown designer made to promote the 1956 Shahla Riahi film Marjan, starring Shahla Riahi based on a story by Mohammad Asemi developed into a screenplay by Monoochehr Keymaram, with cinematography by Ahmad Shirazi. Shahla Riyahi was Iran's first woman director. The film was produced by Arya Film. Plot summary: A tribe of gypsies lived near a village. Because of his poverty one of the gypsies stole a sheep from the village school. The young schoolteacher caught the gypsy. That gypsy's daughter Marjan went to the village to see her father, who was imprisoned at the school. There she met the young teacher and they gradually fell in love. After a time the teacher went into town and Marjan went looking for him, but she did not find him. She got a job at a hospital there as a nurse. The teacher married a girl in town and later he brought her to the same hospital to have her baby. Marjan and the teacher saw each other again, but the teacher did not recognize her. Marjan returned to her tribe heartbroken because of her lost love.

Cast and crew: Shahla Riahi, Mohammad Ali Jafari, Taghi Zohuri, Ahmad Ghadakchian, Rahim Roshanian, Taji Ahmadi

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