PSST... HERE'S A SNEAK PEEK INTO WHAT SAUDI'S FIRST INDIE CINEMA WILL LOOK LIKE
November 22, 2019 - Zahra Khan_ GRAIZA ME
Looking at Saudi Arabia’s film scene today, it’s hard to imagine that it was just a year ago that the kingdom lifted its 30-year-long cinema ban. Cinemas have cropped up on every block, with a total of 45 planned to be constructed by 2020, and Haifaa Al Mansour’s Oscar-nominated film ‘The Perfect Candidate’ was shot entirely in Saudi.
Adding to the burgeoning film scene is the fact that the kingdom is about to open the doors to its first independent cinema.
Following Art Jameel’s international design competition, winning Jeddah-based design studio, Bricklab, has been entrusted with the construction of the arthouse theatre dubbed Hayy: Cinema. The establishment will be a central component of Hayy:Creative Hub, a 17,000-square-metre space for the arts, which is due to open in Jeddah next year.Read More >>