1958, France-Tunesia, Language: French and Arabic, Subtitles: Hungarian and English (83’); Screening: 09.08, 16.45, Toldi Cinema, Nagyterem

Claudia Cardinale, illustrious guest of the Film Marathon, was made famous by starring in some of the most important films of the great age of cinema, the 1960s, such as Fellini’s 8½ and Once Upon a Time in the West. Claudia, whose father was Sicilian and mother French, was born in Tunisia and could speak the local dialect of Arabic: she actually debuted in Goha, which is set in the Arab world. In the same year, she played in a comedy by Mario Monicelli along with Vittorio Gasman and Mastroianni. The charming but slightly gauche Goha is the first film somewhat like the tales of One Thousand and One Nights: it evokes paintings and Arab streets as though from the age of Harun al-Rashid. This lively and interesting, magically realistic film is the first movie in which we see the first screen appearance of the gorgeous Claudia.

Directed by: Jacques Baratier
Written by: Albert Adès, Albert Josipovici (novel)
Screenplay by: Georges Schéhadé
Director of photography: Jean Bourgoin
Music by: Maurice Ohana
Cast: Omar Sharif, Claudia Cardinale, Zina Bouzaiade, Lauro Gazzolo, Gabriel Jabbour, Daniel Emilfork
Genre: drama
Production: Films Franco-Africains, Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC), Secrétariat d'État à l'information du Gouvernement Tunisien
Format: colour, 1.37:1

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