Love in Karnak - غرام في الكرنك


This is a film that appeals to Egyptophiles the world over, as it integrates the cultural and musical traditions of several different local eras into a single entertaining movie. Set against the backdrop of Luxor and its marvelous Pharaonic monuments, it is a fictionalized narrative on the founding of the Reda Troupe, Egypt's first national folkloric dance troupe. The troupe's dancers weave an ensemble story of romance and various complications, with performances adapted from Egyptian folk dance. This film was one of the rare attempts to create a musical within the limits enacted following the nationalization of the film industry in the early ‘60s.

This poster is an exciting and visually daring departure from the norm. Beneath the film title, which is rendered in a playful font, the minimalist design features a line illustration of an enthusiastically dancing couple. A splash of primary colors in an abstract design integrates with the illustration and the title, creating a look that is almost like an emblem or symbol in its overall impact. It's a style that is graphically unique and sophisticated.

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 Year 1967
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 Unknown
Printer Al-Nasr Press
Medium Stone lithography





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