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My Lost Country

Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez | 2022 | 96′ | UK Premiere

Iraqi theater director Mohsen Sadoon Yasin has spent much of his life in involuntary exile. In this deeply personal documentary, Mohsen’s daughter uses family photographs, theatre posters, newspaper clippings and sound recordings to track her father’s global travels. The film presents a patchwork of imaginings, textures and references to theater, rituals and Sumerian cosmology. There is also the constant presence of Iraq, the inaccessible core that Mohsen Sadoon Yasin carries within him, along with the folk songs still echoing in his mind.

Ishtar is a Costa Rican, Chilean, Iraqi filmmaker , writer and actress. Born in Moscow, within a family of artists. After the military coup in Chile, Ishtar as a child, took refuge with her family in Costa Rica, where she studied in the artistic school Conservatorio Castella.

The exile of her parents from Iraq and Chile marked her fate. She has worked as a filmmaker and actress in different cities and countries around the world: Costa Rica, Moscow, France, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Damascus, Iraq, Lebanon, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua, Haiti and Mexico.

DIRECTOR: Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez
COUNTRY: Chile, Iraq, Egypt, Costa Rica
LANGUAGE: Spanish, Russian, Arabic


London – Cine Lumiere

Saturday 1 July +Q&A20:30

Oxford – Ultimate Picture Palace

Sunday 2 July +Q&A17:30

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