The Stone Lion (1987) - (Ali Nassirian) Iranian poster
This is a 26.5" x 38.75 Iranian poster designed by Shaqaqi for the 1987 film The Stone Lion written and directed by Massood Jafari Jozani and starring Ali Nassirian as Aliyar. The story is a costume drama set in southwestern Iran in the 1920s; the film won the award for best screenplay, best sound mix and best music and was nominated for best film at the 1987 Fajr Film Festival in Tehran. Plot summary: The body of an Englishman killed with a scythe is found laying across some oil pipes in the Bakhtiari tribal area. Kuhyar, [Ali Reza Shoja-Nuri] son of clan chief Aliyar [Ali Nassirian] and Khodamorad, [Ali Farhadi] a maker of stone lions, find the corpse and bury it. An agent named Ameri [Valiollah Shirandami] is sent to the area to investigate the murder and arrest the killer. He is guided by a British diplomat and thinks Kuhyar is the murderer. There is a dispute between him and Namdar Khan, [Ezzatolah Entezami] who is related to Aliyar and the chief of another clan. Just as the diplomat wants, their argument leads to an unwanted war and the death of Aliyar, the British diplomat the deaths of government soldiers and the killing of Ameri.
Cast and crew: Massood Jafari Jozani, Ali Nassirian, Shaqaqi, Ezzatolah Entezami, Valiyollah Shirandami, Ali Reza Shoja-Nuri, Hamid Jebeli, Ahmad Hashemi, Shamsi Fazlollahi, Azita Lachini, Fahimeh Rastegar, Sogand Rahmani, Asghar Hemmat, Ataollah Zahed, Mir Salah Hosseini, Abbas Nozari, Behzad Rahim Khani