Previously at the ICA - Films

Rania Stephan, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, 2011

Cinema on the Steps: Curated by Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah AlTurki

21 Aug 2013

Duke of York steps
7.45pm start (open from 7.30pm)

The second night of Cinema on the Steps screens Manal Al Dowayan's silent mix of belly dancing The Legends, three short films by Ziad Antar, and the main feature, Rania Stephan's The Three Disappearences of Soad Hosni.


The Legends, Manal Al Dowayan, 2013, 60 min

Tokyo Tonight, Ziad Antar, 2003, 2 min 44 sec

Tambouro, Ziad Antar, 2004, 2 min 25 sec

Safe Sounds, Ziad Antar, 2006, 9 min 10 sec

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, Rania Stephan, 2011, 70 min 

The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni is an elegy to a rich era of film production in Egypt through the work of revered star, Soad Hosni, who from the early 1960s into the 90s, embodied the modern Arab woman in her complexity and paradoxes. Born in Cairo in 1943, Hosni committed suicide in London in 2001. Between the ages of 19 to 49, she acted in eighty-two films with thirty-seven directors. Pieced together exclusively from VHS footage taken from her films, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni is a classical tragedy in three acts, with the actress describing her dream life in first person.


Alia Al-Senussi currently holds a number of different posts including VIP Relations Manager Middle East for Art Basel worldwide and Executive for Generation Three Family Partners (London, UK) October 2010 to present; and is a contributing editor for Tank Magazine and Harper's Bazaar Art China. Al-Senussi is the Chairman of the Tate Young Patrons and involved as a patron in a multitude of international non-profit organizations.

Abdullah AlTurki is a leading figure in Saudi Arabia’s contemporary art scene. He is passionate about contemporary art from the region and is a member of Tate’s Middle East North African Acquisition committee. Abdullah AlTurki has a degree in Finance and a Masters in Management from Cass business school and worked in banking before making a shift to supporting and developing contemporary arts in his home country.

Presented in association with Qatar Museums Authority. Part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture.


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