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MoMA

FILM SCREENINGS

  • The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni

    2011. Lebanon/UAE. Rania Stephan. 70 min.

  • Her + Him Van Leo

    2001. Lebanon. Akram Zaatari. 32 min.

Introduced by Stephan

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni

    2011. Lebanon/UAE. Directed by Rania Stephan. A rapturous elegy to a rich and versatile era of film production in Egypt, constructed from the work of one of its most revered stars, Soad Hosni, who from the 1960s into the 1990s embodied the modern Arab woman in all her complexity and paradoxes. Stephan’s montage of footage from VHS tapes, DVDs, and VCDs poetically rewrites a golden period of Egyptian cinema and evokes an enduring symbol of modern Arab womanhood. 70 min.

  • Her + Him Van Leo

    2001. Lebanon. Written and directed by Akram Zaatari. This portrait of famed Armenian-Egyptian studio photographer Van Leo, whose career spanned some 50 years, is also a reflection on transformations in the practice of photography, from hand-developing to digital manipulation. As Zaatari puts it, "Van Leo used photography to display multiple images of himself, assuming different identities. At a time when nationalism was rising in Egypt, Van Leo was plotting, encouraging, and promoting multiple subjectivities.” In Arabic, French; English subtitles. 32 min.