Fatmah - فاطمة


Iconic singer-actress Umm Kulthum's final film is one of her most beloved. Anwar Wagdi plays Fathi, a man from an aristocratic family who falls in love with a nurse of humble means, named Fatmah. When his family withdraws his inheritance to protest the relationship, he abandons the now-pregnant Fatmah and marries another woman who meets their approval.

This melodrama was a cultural sensation on its release in Egypt and the tender, emotional performance by Umm Kulthum confirmed her transcendent talent. This poster showcases Umm Kulthum in all her melancholy dignity, gazing down on the handsome and proper Anwar. The yellow and blue color palette emphasizes the contrast between the characters and makes the urban landscape at bottom really pop. This is an exceptionally rare poster that was created for the film's re-release in the late 1950s.

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 Year 1947 (film); late 1950s (poster)
Dimensions 27 x 39 in
70 x 100 cm
Condition Good vintage condition. Signs of fold lines. Some spots and browning along the edges, probably due to past brown tape usage. Tears in the top-left and top-right corners.
Artist Anwar
Printer Unknown
Medium Stone lithography





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