Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Blood and My Tears and My Smile دمي ودموعي وابتسامتي (Naglaa Fathy) - (1973) Egyptian one-sheet

My Blood and My Tears and My Smile (1973) - (Naglaa Fathy) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured here is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz and Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 109-minute 1973 Hussein Kamal color Film My Blood and My Tears and My Smile [dami wa damu'i wa ebtesameti] starring Naglaa Fathy based on a story by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus with screenplay and dialogue by Mohammad Mostafa Sami and Kawsar Heikal and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: Nahed was an attractive young woman living an unstable life of financial difficulties with her mother, her father and her brother Mohammad, and she had an innocent romantic relationship with a fellow student named Essam. When a wealthy man named Salim asked her father for her hand in marriage, after much pressure from family and after finding that Essam was not willing to commit himself to a marriage, she agreed to go along, because Salim was willing to pay a bride price to her family large enough to save them from financial hardship. This meant she had to leave Egypt and her boyfriend to go to Lebanon to be with Salim in his opulent manion. Salim turned to be a corrupt and abusive liar, so she divorced him and managed with great difficulty to get herself back to Egypt, to the great distress of her family. She then married an attorney named Mamdouh, who wanted her as a trophy wife so he could get into a higher social position. She soon divorced Mamdouh and then became the mistress of a millionaire named Abbas, with whom she became an international traveler. After a few years she ran into Essam again, who was the only real love of her life and with whom she had experienced the only moments of purity she had ever known. By the time she saw Essam again she had changed so much she knew she was was no longer the person he had once known and asked him to stay away. The memories of the happy relationship she had once known with Essam were enough for her.

Cast and crew: Hussein Kamal, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Salah Nazmi, Ahmed Al-Gezeiry, Wahid Farid, Naglaa Fathy, Nour El-Sherif, Hussein Fahmy, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Kawsar Heikal, Mohammad Mostafa Sami, Fathia Chahine, Mohamed Yahya, Kawsar Safiq, Nabila Nabolsy, Soheil Ne'mani, Idris bin Kiran

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