Looking for Oum Kulthum

Looking for Oum Kulthum

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4,99 € / 48 hours

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2017 90 min Drama Age rating: 0
Language: German, English, Arabic
STL: German, German for hearing impaired, English

For Mitra, an ambitious artist, mother and wife in her prime, a dream comes true: she can finally make a film about one of her heroines, the legendary Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum. Her film focuses on the sacrifices and the price Oum Kulthum had to pay for her success in a conservative, Muslim society. While filming, Mitra's teenage son suddenly disappears. The worry about him and the increasing difficulty to fathom the myth of Oum Kulthum as well as the woman and artist behind it ultimately lead to Mitra's emotional and artistic breakdown.


Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raels, Mehdi Moinzadeh, Kais Nashif, Loudili Ahmed and many more


Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari

Martin Gschlacht

Nadia Ben Rachid

Razor Film, coop 99 Filmproduktion, In Between Art Film, Vivo Film, Schortcut Films
Country of Production  

Germany/ Austria/ Italy/ Morocco