Friday, March 13, 2015

The Night of Counting the Years [المومياء] (dir: Chadi Abdel Salam) - (1969) Egyptian Lobby Card

The Night of Counting the Years (1969) - (dir: Chadi Abdel Salam) Egyptian lobby card

This is a 13" x 19" Egyptian lobby card for the 1969 Chadi Abdel Salam 102-minute color film The Night of Counting the Years [al-mumia'] based on a story by Chadi Abdel Salam, cinematography by Abdel Aziz Fahmy and starring Ahmed Marei as Wannis. Plot summary: This film is considered one of Egypt's greatest. A clan in upper Egypt is plundering a cache of mummies and selling them on the antiquities black market. The Antiquities Service eventually finds the perpetrators and their stolen goods after one of the clan members breaks away and reports what is happening. The lobby card shows Nadia Lutfi in her role as Zeena. As in this example, an Egyptian lobby card consists of a still mounted on a heavy cardboard backing with key art. In Arabic these cards are known as cartonat.

Cast and crew: Chadi Abdel Salam, Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakim, Nadia Lutfi, Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Abdelazim Abdel Hack, Abdelmonen Aboufutouh, Ahmad Anan, Helmi Halali, Gaby Karraz, Mohamed Khairi, Ahmed Khalil, Mohamed Morshed, Mohamed Nabih, Shafik Noureddin

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