Monday, January 20, 2014

The Search for Love [الباحثة عن الحب] (Nadia Lutfi) - (1965)

Searching for Love (Nadia Lutfi) (1965) Egyptian stone litho film poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1965 Ahmed Diaeddin film The Search for Love [bahes an al-hob] starring Nadia Lutfi based on a story by Ezzat al-Khatib, screenplay and dialogue by Hussein Helmy and with cinematography by Mahmoud Fahmy. Plot summary: Nadia Lutfi plays the part of Nadia, a conservative young woman who goes through a series of stressful and unhappy love relationships, moving from an innocent romance with a neighbor to a failed marriage to a musician to a stormy encounter with an alcoholic and then back to a new beginning with her neighbor. The drinking, the quarrels, the stark simplicity of the mid-century modern decor and the contemporary Western styles of dress give this film a confused and alienated feel.

Cast and crew: Nadia Lutfi, Ahmed Diaeddin, Rushdy Abaza, Ahmed Ramzy, Nagwa Fouad, Mohamed Sultan, Mahmoud Fahmy, Hussein Helmy, Abdel Moneim Bassioni, Zeinat Sedki, Ezzedin Eslam, Fawzia al-Ansari, Saham Fathy, Fifi Said, Adly al-Sharqawy, Mokhtar Amin, Hussein Helmy, Ezzat al-Khatib

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