Fajr el Islam [la Naissance de L’Islam]. فجر الأسلام


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Book ID: 36109


Original Vintage Egyptian film poster for the epic historical FAJR EL ISLAM (The Birth of Islam), directed by Salah Abu Seif, Abdel Hamid Gouda El Sahhar (writer), starring Mahmoud Morsi, Najwa Ibrahem, Yahia Shaheen, Abdulrahman Ali Ibrahim Abdulraziq, Ahmed Khamis...Colourful artwork. Very good condition. Size: 80 x 120 cm, distributed by Wapar France Films, printed in France, 1970.


A series of vintage posters printed in France between 1940 and 1970 as part of a French Arabic production. The films were produced to be released in French cinemas and French speaking countries in North Africa (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco…), French Africa, Syria and Lebanon. They were dubbed in Arabic, with French subtitles.

PLOT summary: A portrayal of the pre-Islamic era through the depiction of Al-Hareth, the head of a major tribe that practised looting, embezzlement, enslavement of women, and all those vile practices that would ensure the head’s ultimate power. His son falls in love with one of the slaves, and marries her.

Salah Abu Seif (Arabic: صلاح أبو سيف‎) (1915 – 1996) was one of the most famous Egyptian film directors, and is considered to be the godfather of Neorealist cinema in Egypt. Many of the 41 films he directed are considered Egyptian classics. His film The Beginning and the End (1960) was the first adaptation of a novel by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz. In 1977 he was a member of the jury at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival.

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