Monday, January 20, 2014

Sayed Darwish [سيد درويش] - (Karam Metaweh) - (1966)

Sayed Darwish (1966) - (Karam Metaweh) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a picture of a 27" x 39" Egyptian stone litho poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1966 112-minute Ahmed Badrakhan black-and-white film Sayed Darwish starring Hind Rostom and Karam Metaweh based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Mostafa Sami with cinematography by Aly Hassan. Plot summary: This is a documentary film about the life of composer Sayed Darwish (1892 - 1923) [Karam Metaweh], who wrote the Egyptian national anthem and was also said by many to have been the father of Egyptian popular music. Hind Rostom has the part of a woman he loved named Jalila.

Cast and crew: Ahmed Badrakhan, Hind Rostom, Karam Metaweh, Aly Hassan, Amin El-Heinedy, Zizi Mustafa, Nahed Samir, Mostafa Sami, Adel Imam, Ashraf Al-Salahdar, Adib al-Tarablosi, Hani Shaker, Hussein Omar, Fatma Emara, Sherif Yehia

Arabic commentary by Nour El-Sherif

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