For Cinema AlJadidah's AlUla Cinema Week, the Red Sea International Film Festival is curating a diverse program of films. Here are six screenings from the selection:
Six films to catch at Cinema AlJadidah’s AlUla Cinema Week, with RSIFF
‘Sattar,’ Feb. 23
The Saudi film follows Saad, whose floundering personal and professional life prompts him to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a freestyle wrestler.
‘Ajoomma,’ Feb. 26
The Singaporean-South Korean drama follows a widow obsessed with Korean soap operas who travels abroad for the first time in her life.
‘How I Got There,’ Feb. 27
The Kuwaiti film, which won the Red Sea Film Festival’s audience award, is a comedy-action movie about two best buddies.
‘Dounia and the Princess of Aleppo,’ Feb. 28
The animated film by Marya Zarif and Andre Kadi tells the story of the heart-breaking journey of a Syrian girl driven out of her country by war.
‘Khali Balak Min Zouzou,’ March 1
One of Egyptian superstar Soad Hosny’s most beloved films, the 1972 Egyptian movie was directed by Hassan El-Imam.
‘Raven Song,’ March 4
“Raven Song” is a stylish jump back to 2002, a formative time for the country. Stick around for a Q&A with the director Mohamed Al-Salman and actor Asem Alawad.