‘Norah’ to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2024

By 1st May 2024 Records

'Norah' to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2024

Tawfik Alzaidi’s feature film ‘Norah’, with original music by Omar Fadel, will premiere at Cannes Film Festival and is nominated in the Un Certain Regard Award category.

“Set in Saudi Arabia in the 90s, “Norah” is a deeply moving story about two soulmates who find each other and discover the driving creative forces within themselves. A new teacher, Nader, comes to a remote village and meets Norah, a brave young woman, who inspires him and awakens his artistic talent and passion. Likewise, Nader enlightens Norah on the wider world outside of the village and she realises she must leave her world to find a place where her imagination and spirit could be free. Their relationship changes both of their lives forever.” 

‘Norah’ is the debut feature film from Saudi writer-director Tawfik Alzaidi. The film’s script won a fund award from the Saudi Film Commission’s Daw Film Competition, an initiative launched by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture to support and encourage the next generation of Saudi filmmakers. Norah is the first Saudi Arabian feature film to shoot entirely in the AlUla region, an extraordinary area of natural beauty and heritage. The cast features rising star Yaqoub Alfarhan (“Rashash”), newcomer Maria Bahrawi and acclaimed actor Abdullah Alsadhan (“Tash ma Tash”).