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Saudi Arabian film festival will start with a Jemima Goldsmith production

Saudi Arabian film festival will start with a Jemima Goldsmith production

Saudi Arabian film festival will start with a Jemima Goldsmith production

Saudi Arabian film festival will start with a Jemima Goldsmith production

The opening film for the second Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia is “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” by Sajal Aly.

According to news sources, the Jemima Goldsmith production would be the first movie to screen at the renowned occasion.

The majority of the roster for the festival’s sophomore edition, which runs from December 1–10 in Jeddah, the Red Sea port city, was released on Monday.

In total, 131 feature-length and short films from 61 different nations will be shown during the festival as of this writing, 34 of which are world premieres, 17 are regional premieres, and 47 are MENA premieres.

According to Antoine Khalife, the festival’s Director of Arab Programs & Film Classics, “the films set to compete at the Red Sea Competition, of which several received crucial support from the Red Sea Fund, span a wide variety of different genres and eras and are created by a wide range of incredibly talented filmmakers.”

The directors sympathise with the characters in all their complexity, and as a result, we are faced with regrets, atonement, courage, self-seeking and revenge, but also love in all its manifestations. The Arab performers excel in extraordinarily difficult roles.

Following the festival’s excellent debut, Kaleem Aftab, director of international programming, stated that this year’s submission volume had increased significantly.

There have to be some difficult judgments taken, he said. The selection for this year is of the highest standard and highlights the great depth and diversity of stories from Asia, Africa, and the Arab world. We have been delighted by the extraordinary storytelling.

The multi-cultural romance was written by Khan and stars Lily James, Shazad Latif, Emma Thompson, Shabana Azmi, Aly, Mim Shaikh, and Asim Chaudhry. Shekhar Kapur, an Indian filmmaker, is the film’s director.

 

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