Yasmin Raeis at Zamalek Cinema Looking for Oum Kulthum

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Yasmin Raeis at Zamalek Cinema Looking for Oum Kulthum

After its Egyptian premiere at the 2nd Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF), star Yasmin Raeis is attending the screening of her film Looking for Oum Kulthum by director Shirin Nashat today, at 07:00 pm in Zamalek Cinema.The screening comes as part of the events of the second edition of the Cairo Cinema Days.

Looking for Oum Kulthum follows the character of the Arab world's renowned singer Oum Kulthum as a woman who was able to break down societal, religious, political and national barriers in her eastern community. The film was shot in Morocco and Austria and it is a co-production between German, Austrian, Italian and Moroccan companies.

Looking for Oum Kulthum landed its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival, where it competed in the Giornate Degli Autori (Venice Days) section. The film has also been to several film festivals, including: the Toronto International Film Festival within the Contemporary World Cinema section and the BFI London Film Festival within the Experimenta Special Presentation section.

Most recently, the Tunisian Association of Innovative Arab Women (Mobdi3at 3arabiyyet) honored Raeis within its 22nd conference for her role in Factory Girl. Raeis is the first ever young female star to be honored by the conference, as the administration usually invite female models with long experience in their fields.