Rare Film Posters



Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1969 Dariush Mehrjui Iranian Drama THE COW (GAAV), based on the novel “Bayal’s Mourners” by Gholam-Hossein Saidi and starring Ezzatolah Entezami, Firouz Behjat-Mohamadi, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Parviz Fannizadeh, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Ali Nassirian, Ezatallah Ramezanifar, Esmat Safavi and Jafar Vali.

Plus the 1936 Jean Renoir Drama UNE PARTIE DE CAMPAGNE.

The Cow is considered to be a benchmark of the Iranian cinema since it was the first Iranian film that caught the interest of the West and made way for the Iranian New Wave. An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he’s there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.

The poster art is by Peter Strausfeld. Strausfeld was interned in the Isle of Man at the Onchan Internment Camp during the War where he met the Austrian producer George Hoellering. In 1947 Hoellering opened the Academy Cinema on Oxford Street and invited Strausfeld to produce some posters for the cinema which he did in wood and lino-cuts till his death in 1980.

Printed by Ward & Foxlow Ltd., 19 Harcourt Street, London W1H 2AX

The poster is in fine unfolded (rolled) condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster