First Saudi Film to be Screened in the Kingdom

In line with the persuasion of Saudi Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken various measures in introducing and promoting the Art, Culture, and Entertainment. The Country has already allowed and actually opened the first Cinema in Jeddah and Riyadh. Next month dated April 18, 2018, a year will have passed, since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia screened its first film for the Saudi citizens and the Saudi expats subsequent to the lift of the nation’s 35-year-long cinema ban. The country through such drives desires to achieve its economic objectives through non-oil revenue sources. The steps taken since last year for the accomplishment of such objectives has brought quite fruitful results and outcomes to the Kingdom. Recommended: VOX to Open First Cinema in Jeddah on January 28, 2019


What is the Name of First Saudi Film and Director?

The First Saudi film name is ROLL’EM and is being directed and co-produced by Abdullah Al-Qurashi and XX with a screenplay written by Yasser Hammad, the all-Saudi film—entitled.




Which Cinema It Will be Screened and at Which Date

The first Saudi film as mentioned above ROLL’EM will be offered for its first screening on March 14, 2019 at Jeddah’s Vox cinemas opened earlier this year at Red sea Mall. Recommended: Saudi Arabia to Offer Visa-Free Access to Overseas Visitors

S.No. Available Dates of Movie Family/ Males  Timings of Movie in Cinema
1 March 16, 2019 Family Only 08:30 PM
2 March 16, 2019 Males Only 11:10 PM
3 March 17, 2019 Family Only 08:30PM/ 11:10 PM
4 March 18, 2019 Family Only 10:00AM/ 4:45PM/ 8:30PM
5 March 18, 2019 Males Only 11:10 PM
6 March 19, 2019 Family Only 10:00AM/ 4:45PM/ 8:30PM/ 11:00PM
7 March 20, 2019 Family Only 9:45AM/ 4:45PM/ 11:10PM
8 March 20, 2019 Males Only 8:30 PM



Story of the Film

The film narrates the story of an aspiring Saudi filmmaker named as Omar Nizar who finally decide to produce a film on his native city, Jeddah. After he decides to produce a film on his native city Jeddah, he soon realizes that he doesn’t know it as well as he thought earlier. The film depicts Nizar’s journey of struggle and discovery, which begins upon an encounter with Farid Lutfy, a 70-year-old cinematographer who left behind his cinematic career to run an antique shop. Read: Female Tourist Above 25 Can Now Travel to Saudi Arabia Alone


Post-Production on the Saudi Film

“It’s a purely a Jeddawi film to the core. Since, not much expertise related to post-production is not available in Saudi Arabia, therefore, the post-production was outsourced and executed in Egypt but all the creative work is purely Saudi. Read more: Saudi’s Private Sector to Get 4 Days Holiday for Each Eid


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Source: Arab News