Friday, August 19, 2016

Valley of Memories وادي الذكريات (Shadia) - (1981) Egyptian one-sheet

Valley of Memories (1981) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Moaty for the 1981 Henry Barakat film Valley of Memories AKA wadi al-zekriat based on a story by Michel Sawaya, screenplay by Rafiq al-Saban and starring Shadia as Soad. Plot summary: Rafat [Mahmoud Kabil] married Soad despite strong family opposition and the two of them went to Syria where Soad's aunt was living. Rafat died after a critical illness and Soad worked to finance the education of her daughter Sahar [Hayat Kandeel]. This reinforced the bond of love between them. Sahar fell in love with their neighbor Walid [Mahmoud Abdel Aziz] and they made plans to marry. Soad became ill but hid it from her daughter. Sahar went to Cairo to live with her rich aunt Dowlat [Leila Fawzi]. A physician decided Soad needed surgery. When Dowlat heard about this she asked Sahar to marry a wealthy boy named Adham to get the money to pay for Soad's operation. After objecting strenuously, Sahar finally agreed for her mother's sake and told Walid about her situation. Soad became upset when she heard what was happening and flew to Egypt, where she had a confrontation with Dowlat; then Dowlat regretted interfering and gave the money to Soad. Sahar went back to Walid in Syria. Happy ending!

Cast and crew: Henry Barakat, Shadia, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Leila Fawzi, Imad Hamdi, Mahmoud Kabil, Hayat Kandeel, Fekry Abaza, Qadria Qadri, Hani Al-Rumani, Zafira Qatan, Mahmoud Kamel, Anwar Madkour, Michel Sawaya, Rafiq al-Saban, Abdel Moneim Bahnassy

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