Looking for Oum Kulthum

By Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco (other events)

Saturday, September 22 2018 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Director: Shirin Neshat, Germany/Austria/Italy/Morocco, 90 minutes, Cast: Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis, Mehdi Moinzadeh, Kais Nashif

“Looking for Oum Kulthum” is the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Through her difficult journey, not unlike her heroine’s, she has to face the struggles, sacrifices and the price that a woman has to pay if she dares to cross the lines of a conservative male dominated society.

Screening with: Ashoob [Chaos]