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Rania Stephan

Life on Screen

BY ELISABETH STONEY

THE THREE DISAPPEARANCES OF SOAD HOSNI, 2011, 70-minute film pieced from VHS footage of Egyptian films starring Soad Hosni.

Courtesy the artist. All images in this article are stills from the above video.

With her recently released film, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni (2011), Lebanese-born filmmaker Rania Stephan celebrates one of cinema’s golden eras, the Egyptian cinema boom of the 1950s to its decline in the 1980s. It was an enormously creative and prolific period for the Egyptian film industry, which…

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