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Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017)

A film within a film, "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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari (co-director)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Neda Rahmanian Neda Rahmanian ... Mitra
Yasmin Raeis ... Ghada
Mehdi Moinzadeh Mehdi Moinzadeh ... Amir
Kais Nashif ... Ahmad / Latif
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loudili Ahmed Loudili Ahmed ... Sheik Ebrahim
Soumaya Akaaboune Soumaya Akaaboune ... Hostess
Meriem Amrioui Meriem Amrioui ... Protest Leader
Ouways Asri Ouways Asri ... Young Nima
Bandar Atifi Bandar Atifi ... Mohammed
Nadia Benzakour ... Protest Leader
Mohammed Bouih Mohammed Bouih ... General Nasser
Houda Charaf Houda Charaf ... Protest Leader
Eric Cuvelier Eric Cuvelier ... Producer 2 - Philip
Dalila Essafi Dalila Essafi ... Hostess (King Farouk)
Rainer Guldener Rainer Guldener ... Producer 1 - Hans
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A film within a film, "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. Status: In Production Written by Razor Film Produktion Gmbh

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Official Sites:

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Language:

English | Persian | Arabic

Release Date:

26 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf der Suche nach Oum Kulthum See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A refreshing unique look into Egyptian Legend Oum Kulthum
26 May 2018 | by melvinponceSee all my reviews

Beautiful film and amazing Music, captivating Colors with realistic performances that allow you to feel part of the audience. The story within a story kept my family and I intrigued and rooting for the Director who struggled with being an Iranian Woman telling the story of an Egyptian singer. A must see!


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