Looking for Oum Kulthum

Directed by Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Bio, Drama | Germany, Austria, Italy, Lebanon, Qatar | 2017 | English, Arabic, Farsi | English, Arabic | 90

Cairo Cinema Days 2
Mitra is an ambitious artist in her forties who embarks on her dream project of making a film about the legendary Egyptian singer 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.