Looking for Oum Kulthum
Director : Shirin Neshat,Shoja Azari/Germany|Austria|Italy|Morocco/90/English|Farsi|Arabic/2017
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 striving 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 headed for an emotional and artistic breakdown.
Director : :Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari Screenplay : Shoja Azari, Ahmad Diba, Shirin Neshat Producer : Shoja Azari, Martin Gschlacht, Gerhard Meixner, Shirin Neshat, Roman Paul, Bruno Wagner, Antonin Svoboda DoP : Martin Gschlacht Editor : Nadia Ben Rachid Music : Amin Bouhafa Cast : Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis, Mehdi Moinzadeh, Kais Nashif