Previously at the ICA - Films

Still: Watch out for Zouzou, Dir. Hassan Al Imam, Egypt, 1971

Safar: Watch out for Zouzou

22 Sep 2012

Watch out for Zouzou is the legendary Soad Hosni’s most famous film. Hosni is considered the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ of Arab cinema. Zouzou (Hosni) is a student who has paid her way through college by belly-dancing in her mother's troupe. She has kept this fact a secret, but has decided to give up dancing because she has fallen in love with her college professor (Hussein Fahmy). The Professor breaks off his own engagement but not before his fiancée discovers Zouzou’s secret. Soad Hosni came back into public consciousness recently with visual artist Rania Stephan’s epic homage The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (2011).

Introduced by Hussein Fahmy, co-star of Watch Out for Zouzou.

Director: Hassan Al Imam, Egypt, 1971, 120 mins, cert: PG

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