Return to the Countryside [al-'awdet ila al-reef] (1939) - (Malak) Egyptian film poster F, NM $550 *
Size: 24" x 35"
Condition: Folded Near Mint
Pictured is a first printing of a 24" x 35" Egyptian poster designed by
Sherif to promote the 1939 Ahmed Kamel Morsi 90-minute black-and-white
film Return to the Countryside [al-'awdet ila al-reef] starring
Malak based on story and screenplay by Ahmed Kamel Morsi
with cinematography by Francois Varkash. It was printed by al-Raghaeb
Printers and distributed by Behna Films. Plot summary: This film
tells a story of an incident in the lives of a wealthy family that
forces them to move from the city to the country, where they become
aware of the needs of the peasant laborers on their land and the
issues surrounding the question of absentee ownership.
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