The film deals with facts dating back to the nineties of the last century
Al-Ula Governorate in Saudi Arabia is preparing to start shooting the cinematic movie “Noura”, which is the first Saudi film to be fully developed and shot in Al-Ula, in addition to being the first feature film by director Tawfiq Al-Zaidi, who is considered one of the most promising Saudi cinematic talents.
The film, which takes place in the nineties of the last century, tells the story of a girl named “Noura” who meets the artist “Nader”. And from just drawing a painting about Noura, they develop into an artistic relationship full of creativity, feelings and inspiration.
The director of the film, Tawfiq Al-Zaidi, said: “(Noura) is a picture of our relationship with art, and how to communicate with the other; Through it, we discover horizons outside our surroundings, and artistic experiences capable of changing society. Perhaps Al-Ula is the perfect backdrop for a story like Noura’s story.” The film’s script won the “Light for Film Support” award from the Film Authority and the Saudi Ministry of Culture in September 2019.
It is noteworthy that, over the past two years, Al-Ula has attracted local and international cinema productions, thanks to its unique filming locations and natural environment.
Stephen Strachan, Director of Film Department at the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, said: “After the great success of the production experience of the movie (Kandahar) in Al-Ula, we are pleased to welcome the team of the feature film (Noura), which is the first work hosted by Al-Ula, after the opening of the new cinema complex that includes residential facilities. And offices dedicated to supporting business production, and Al-Ula is the ideal place to portray (Noura’s) story, which touches the community in an honest and innovative manner.”