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Rania Stephan, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (film still), 2001. Courtesy and copyright the artist.

Essay Film Festival: The Otolith Group presents: The Three Disappearances of Souad Hosni

27 Mar 2015

The film will be introduced by Kodwo Eshun.

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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3-5 Screenings: Full price tickets £9 each
6-8 Screenings: Full price tickets £8 each

The Three Disappearances of Souad Hosni, dir. Rania Stephan, Lebanon 2011, 70 mins.

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