Dream Factory on the Nile: Pierre Sioufi Collection of Egyptian Cinema Lobby Cards
Sherif Boraei, Rasha Azab
A nostalgic journey through the golden era of Egyptian film
¬†Egyptian lobby cards combined a films poster art, still photographs from the set, and a credit list that usually included the production company, cast and crew, director, screenwriter, and music composer excellent tools for the study of the history of cinema and highly desirable collectors items.¬†
Pierre Sioufi (19612018), iconic collector, artist, and revolutionary godfather to young activists who led the 2011 Egyptian uprising, amassed a vast quantity of cinema ephemera over the course of his lifetime. Dream Factory on the Nile presents a glimpse of his extensive collection of Egyptian film lobby cards spanning the growth, glory years, and decline of Egyptian cinema between the 1930s and 1990s.
Includes a concise introduction by Rasha Azab to the history of Egyptian film production from its birth in Alexandria at the turn of the twentieth century to the late 1990s.