May22018

Film

Past Event

Drama directed by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari, with Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis and Mehdi Moinzadeh. Part of the Giornate degli Autori Film Festival.

Doors: 5:30 PM
Screening: 6 PM
Tickets: $11.75 (seniors and students: $9.50)
Giornate degli Autori passport: $40 (includes access to all the screenings of the series except the May 3 session of Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story)
Taxes and fees included

Where: Space A (1st floor)
Cabaret format

GERMANY, AUSTRIA, ITALY, LEBANON, MOROCCO | ORIGINAL VERSION: ENGLISH, PERSIAN, ARABIC | SUBTITLES: ENGLISH

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.

Directors: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Cast: Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis, Mehdi Moinzadeh
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Rating: TBC

Photo (cover): courtesy of Giornate degli Autori

Giornate degli Autori was born in 2004, as an independent event on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival, modeled on the prestigious Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival and promoted by the associations of Italian film directors and authors.
The aim of the event is to draw attention to high quality cinema, without any kind of restriction, with special care for innovation, research, originality and independence. These are all features of the 12 films selected as well as being reflected in the special events held during the Days in the Villa degli Autori.

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