Dubai-based Iraqi director Yasir Al-Yasiri’s “HWJN” has been chosen because the opening movie of Saudi Arabia’s upcoming Purple Sea Worldwide Movie Competition.
The fest’s third version is ready to run Nov. 30-Dec. 9 in Jeddah, on the Purple Sea’s jap shore, which can be the town the place “HWJN” is ready. The fantasy is predicated on the YA novel by Saudi author Ibraheem Abbas which was a neighborhood literary phenomenon because of its pioneering mixture of Western sci-fi tropes and Arabic tradition and folklore.
Set in modern-day Jeddah, “HWJN” follows the story of a kind-hearted jinn – as invisible creatures in pre-Islamic Arabia and later in Islamic tradition and beliefs are recognized – as he discovers the reality about his royal lineage. The protagonist, named Baraa Alem, goes on an epic journey to reclaim his birthright and preserve his psychological steadiness between the human and supernatural worlds.
“HWJN” is among the greatest tasks spawned by a landmark manufacturing partnership launched in 2018 between Emirati outfit Picture Nation Abu Dhabi, Saudi-owned MBC Studios and Center East exhibitor Vox Cinemas’ Vox Studios manufacturing arm. They’re three of the area’s prime entities within the content material and leisure sector.
The Nov. 30 premiere in Jeddah will probably be launched by the director and lead solid members Nour Alkhadra, Baraa Alem Naif Aldaferi, Alanoud Saud, Mohsen Mansour and Shaimaa Al Tayeb.
“Opening the competition with a extremely anticipated movie like ‘HWJN’ is a momentous occasion,” stated Antoine Khalife, the fest’s director of arab packages and movie classics in an announcement. “With ‘HWJN,’ Saudi cinema proves its capability to carry collectively skills from throughout the Arab world at each the manufacturing and creative ranges. By means of this alternative, the Purple Sea not solely honors Saudi cinema but additionally all Arab skills, highlighting the outstanding progress that the Kingdom has witnessed in latest instances.”