Looking for Oum Kulthum

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Sep 28, 2018 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:MN Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Release Year:2017
Runtime:90 mins
Festivals & Awards:Toronto International Film Festival
Venice International Film Festival
Hamburg International Film Festival
Country/Region:Germany
Austria
Qatar
Lebanon
Language:Arabic
Farsi
English Subtitles
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Match Factory
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZNhZqouZos
Cast/Crew
Director:Shirin Neshat
Co-Director:Shoja Azari
Producer:Rohan Paul
Gerhard Meixner
Cinematographer:Martin Gschlacht
Screenwriter:Shirin Neshat
Shoja Azari
Ahmad Diba
Editor:Nadia Ben Rachid
Composer:Amine Bouhafa
Principal Cast:Neda Rahmanian
Yasmin Raeis
Mehdi Moinzadeh
Kais Nashif

Description

Mitra (Neda Rahmanian) is an ambitious artist in her forties who embarks on her dream project of making a film about the Egyptian singer and diva Oum Kulthum. Drawing parallels between her work and the struggles of the legendary songstress, this beautifully lensed film explores the sacrifices made by both women, Mitra and Oum Kulthum, whose successes must always contend with their male-dominated worlds. As their struggles merge, Mitra finds herself caught in an emotional and artistic breakdown. A passion project for acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and artist Neshat, this film tackles the everyday and professional struggles of women artists and thinkers.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the thirteenth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.