Cairo by Night - القاهرة في الليل


This intriguing film is a kaleidoscope of performances and entertainment scenes, starring a selection of the era's most notable actors and actresses, singers, and dancers playing themselves. A troupe of three comedians is intent on meeting singer Sabah, but their plans keep getting postponed. After a series of misadventures, they succeed in meeting a parade of luminaries, including Shadia, Fayza Ahmed, Maha Sabry, Nagat Al-Saghirah and dancer Nagwa Fouad, while each is performing. Each scene is a new song, poem, orchestral number, dance or stand-up comedy routine.

On this attractive poster credited to Studio Adli, a black background sprinkled with stars is inspired by the nighttime setting. Four dancers in colorful costumes parade across the image, framed by the title written in a free-form font and with a colorful neon style. The overall effect is one of boundless energy and kinetic drive, exulting beneath the starry night sky.

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 Year 1963
Dimensions 27 x 39 in
70 x 100 cm
Condition Very good vintage condition. Minimal signs of wear along the edges and fold lines.
Artist Studio Adli
Printer Arab Cinema Press
Medium Stone lithography





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