Mirror, The [al-maraya] (1970) - (Naglaa Fathy) Egyptian film poster F, NM $55 *
Size: 27" x 39"
Condition: Folded Near Mint
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This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian film poster designed by Mohammad Abdel
Aziz and Ahmed Fouad to promote the 1970 Ahmed Diaeddin 89-minute
black-and-white film The Mirror [al-maraya] starring Naglaa
Fathy as Karima based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Mohieddin
Aref with cinematography by Adel Abdel Azim. Plot summary: Karim's
[Abdel Moneim Madbouly] first daughter Karima had breathtaking beauty.
She loved a boy named Kamal [Samir Sabri] whose wealth she envied, but
at the same time she was madly in love with her cousin, an ambitious
engineer named Ahmad [Nour El-Sherif]. Meanwhile her sister Hoda's
life had long been limited since her cousin had been chosen as a
husband and they loved each other. The mother pushed her daughter
Karima towards Kamal, but Karima's heart was with Ahmad. In light of
Karima's ambivalence Ahmad saw no way out other than a relationship
with his colleague Safa, while Kamal distanced himself from Karima and
married a rich girl. Karima had fallen victim to her own ambivalence.
Meanwhile her sister Hoda introduced her to an Arabic language teacher
at the school where she worked, professor Younes, and tried to present
her to him as a bride, but he quickly discovered she was worthless
because she did not know how to do anything around the house. She was
so interested in clothing and decorations that she became sick, and in
the efforts by the physician, the sister, her husband and the father
to heal Karima, Hamdi sent a letter to summon Ahmad to come and cure
Karima, but she could not accept his marriage. She tried to separate
them but failed and became disgusted with her own life. She rejected
her mother's advice about making a new commitment to the completion of
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