Session 9: The Otolith Group presents..

The Otolith Group presents: The Three Disappearances of Souad Hosni, Rania Stephan, 2011, Lebanon, 70 minutes

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (film still), 2011 by Rania Stephan. Courtesy and copyright the artist.


Film Screening with an Introduction from Kodwo Eshun
Friday 27 March 2015, 8:30, ICA Cinema 1 [Map]
Tickets £7.00 to £11.00


Lebanese director Rania Stephan’s found-footage essay film explores the life and work of Souad Hosni, the most important actress in post-independence Egyptian cinema, who committed suicide in an Edgware Road flat in the early 2000s. Stephan compiled the film from over 60 VHS tapes of Hosni’s films to create a complex meditation on national cinema, celebrity and genre.

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