Saturday, July 23, 2016

Khan al-Khalili خان الخليلي Samira Ahmed (1966) - Egyptian one-sheet

Khan al-Khalili (1966) - (Samira Ahmed) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour and Mohammad Abdel Aziz for the 1966 Atef Salem film Khan al-Khalili based on a novel by Naguib Mahfouz and starring Samira Ahmed as Nawal. Plot Summary: The Akef family moved to Khan al-Khalili. They were the parents, the big brother Ahmed Akef [Imad Hamdi] who was over 40 and the little brother Rushdy [Hassan Youssef] who was completing his studies. A variety of personality types lived in Khan al-Khalili such as the teacher Nunu who lived his life with no tomorrow and ran sentences together when he spoke. In the midst of the air raids during World War II the people in the neighborhood took refuge in the air raid shelter. Ahmed loved his good-looking neighbor Nawal [Samira Ahmed] and tried to get close to her. His mother talked about his feelings for her. He felt he had hopes. When Nawal fell in love with Rushdy, met him and went for a walk with him Rushdy went through a crisis within and came down with tuberculosis. He thought of Ahmad and the sacrifice of his love for Nawal. Ahmad began to get involved with the Khan al-Khalil society and had an encounter with the teacher Nunu's nihilism. Rushdy's illness worsened and he died. Nawal was stricken by Rushdy's death and the family decided to move from Khan al-Khalili to another area.

Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Atef Salem, Samira Ahmed, Imad Hamdi, Hassan Youssef, Taheya Cariocca, Abdel Waress Assar, Mohamed Reda, George Sidhum, Tewfik El Dekn, Amal Zayed, Abdel Khalek Saleh, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Mustafa Samy

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