Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Miramar ميرامار (Shadia) - (1969) Egyptian one-sheet


Miramar ميرامار (1969) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet Poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster for the 1969 Kamal El Sheikh film Miramar ميرامار based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz and starring Shadia as Zohra. Plot summary: Zohra left her village and went to the Miramar boarding house in Alexandria, where she worked as a maid. There were various classes of people in the boarding house including feudal lords who were resentful of the revolution's nationalization of their land, a former ministry attorney who had lost his influence, the old journalist Amer Wagdi [Imad Hamdi] and Mansour Bahi, [Abdel Rahman Ali] the perplexed man of culture. Sarhan al-Beheiri [Youssef Chaban] was a member of the Socialist Union and his opportunistic side appeared in his effort to steal the company where he worked and in his telling Zohra falsely that he loved her before abandoning her and marrying someone else. Talaba Marzuq [Youssef Wahby] stood by Zohra. The boarding house seemed to be divided into two parts, the first part being the class that had been harmed by the revolution and did nothing but make jokes and womanize as Hosni Alam [Abu Bakr Ezzat] did, and the second part being the young people like Mansour Bahi, the fugitive from the revolution who was arrested. Talaba Redwan was an old journalist who had chosen to live in the shadows. Zohra had been hurt by these circumstances and was planning to leave the boarding house but then the newspaper seller Mahmoud Abul-Abbas [Abdel Moneim Ibrahim] said he wanted to marry her because he loved her.

Cast and crew: Kamal El Sheikh, Shadia, Naguib Mahfouz, Youssef Wahby, Youssef Chaban, Imad Hamdi, Nadia El Guindy, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Abu Bakr Ezzat, Ahmed Taufiq, Ismat Rafat, Abdelhalim Nasr, Abdel Rahman Ali

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