Saint Mary [maryam-e moqaddas] (1997) - (Shabnam Golikhani) Iranian Film Poster
This is a 27" x 38.75" Iranian poster designed by H. Sureh to promote the 2000 Shahriar Bahrani 114-minute color film Saint Mary [maryam-e moqaddas] starring Shabnam Golikhani as Mary based on a story by M.S. Bahmanpour with cinematography by Hassan Pooya. Plot summary: This is a dramatization of the coming of Christ beginning with anticipation in Herod's court, the birth of Mary and her childhood in Jerusalem. The film has no Joseph, no trip to Bethlehem to be taxed and no manger. Instead, after having her baby Mary appears in the street before the Sanhedrin of Jerusalem. They accuse her of shaming her people, but the baby Jesus in her arms speaks in her defense and tells everyone present who he is. This has a devastating effect on the priests, who had been talking about burning her as punishment for dishonoring her people.
Cast and crew: Shahriar Bahrani, Parvis Pourhosseini, Mohammad Kasebi, Shabnam Golikhani, Hassan Pooya, Birtanem, Nuvit Candaner, Jafar Dehghan, Ali Ekber Diribas, Tugay Elverdi, Mehdi Faghih, Salahsun Hekimoglu, Hayri Kucukdeniz, Efsane Nasseri, Tansu Okan, Mahtap Queramant, Maryam Razavi, Zahra Saeedi, Marjan Shirmohammadi, Ahmet Tasar, Reza Tavakoli, Hossein Yari, Zehir Yari, Mohsen Zaehtab, Ulku Ulker