This haunting documentary is a meditation on the life of Egyptian screen legend Soad Hosni whose mysterious death in 2001 sent shockwaves through the Arab world.
Using filmic montage, director and video artist Rania Stephan reveals the diverse modes of female representation embodied in Hosni's charismatic roles, and creates an exhilarating picture of the iconic actress who captivated the modern Arab imagination.
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As part of The Unexpected Guest, FACT and the Liverpool Biennial present one of the most ambitious programmes of contemporary artist film ever seen in Liverpool, all of which are inspired by the Biennial's theme of Hospitality.
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