Looking for Oum Kulthum

Looking for Oum Kulthum
70 min
Drama
15/01/2018
  • 70 min
  • Drama
  • 15/01/2018
Looking for Oum Kulthum

Looking for Oum Kulthum

Plot


Mitra is an ambitious artist in her forties who embarks on her dream project of making a film about the legendary Egyptian singer and diva Oum Kulthum. Her film explores the struggles, sacrifices and the price of Oum Kulthum’s success as a female artist in a male-dominated society. However, having left her family behind for her career and in her efforts to capture the essence of Oum Kulthum as a myth, a woman and an artist, Mitra’s own struggles blend with those of the singer and she finds herself caught in an emotional and artistic breakdown.

Director: Shirin Neshat
Writer: Shoja Azari, Ahmad Diba
Stars: Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis, Mehdi Moinzadeh, Kais Nashif
Language: English

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