Yasmin Raeis Is Looking for Oum Kulthum at the Venice International Film Festival
Yasmin Raeis is flying to Italy to attend the world premiere of her new film Looking for Oum Kulthum by director Shirin Nashat at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30 - September 9, 2017), where the film competes in the GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI (Venice Days) section. The film will have three screenings during the festival.
The film follows the character of Oum Kulthum as a woman who was able to break down societal, religious, political and national barriers in her eastern society. The film was shot in Morocco and Austria and it is a co-production between German, Austrian, Italian and Moroccan companies.
Yasmin's role in the film brings her back to the limelight at major festivals after she won 6 awards for her role in late director Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, including: the Best Actress Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, Best Actress Award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, Best Actress Award at the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, Best Actress Award at the Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland, and most recently, a Special Mention from the Jury of Feature Film at the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva.
Screening times of Looking for Oum Kulthum at the Venice International Film Festival (GMT +1)
Wednesday, August 30 at 10:15 PM (Press & Industry Screening)
Saturday, September 2 at 05:00 PM
Friday, September 8 at 11:30 PM