Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Gift from Heaven [رحمة من السماء] (Hind Rostom) - (1958) Egyptian Film Poster

A Gift from Heaven [rahma min al-sama'] (1958) - (Hind Rostom) original oversize Egyptian film poster

Pictured is a 32" x 44.75" Egyptian poster designed by Marcel to promote the 1958 Abbas Kamel 126-minute black-and-white film A Gift from Heaven [rahma min al-sama'] starring Hind Rostom based on screenplay and dialogue by Abbas Kamel with cinematography by Alvisy Orphanily. Plot summary: Nabila, the wife of a wealthy man named Megdi [Imad Hamdi (1909-1984)], died, leaving him alone with his young daughter. While he was shopping one day he met a woman named Nawal [Hind Rostom (1931-2011)] who looked and acted like his late wife. Nawal was a nightclub dancer. His daughter and Nawal became like mother and daughter, and Magdi's relationship with Nawal helped him forget his sorrow because of the loss of his wife. As the story develops Megdi's friend Dr. Monir [Mahmoud El-Meliguy (1910-1933)] also forms a close relationship with Nawal, who is in fact the film's "gift from heaven."

Cast and crew: Abbas Kamel, Alvisy Orphanily, Hind Rostom, Imad Hamdi, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Ferdoos Mohammad, Nelly, Mohammad al-Tabei, Hussein Ismail, Mohammad Soleyman, Salwa Mahmoud, Ahmed Abouzeid

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