This Venice-bound Film Has An Abu Dhabi Connection


Venice bound film Scales

Image Nation Abu Dhabi – the capital-based film and TV production company – has its eyes set on the 76th Venice International Festival happening from 28th August to 7th September 2019.

The company’s feature film, Scales, will premiere at the prestigious festival as part of the Critics Week competition.

Venice Bound Film Scales by Image Nation Abu Dhabi

Scales is a dystopian film about a young girl who accepts her destiny when she stands alone against her family and overturns the village tradition of sacrificing female children to the mysterious creatures inhabiting the waters nearby.

The movie is the first debut feature film of Saudi Arabian writer and director Shahad Ameen and based on her award-winning short film.

Scales stars Basima Hajjar as Hayat, alongside Ashraf Barhom (Coriolanus, Clash of the Titans, The Kingdom), Yagoub Alfarhan (Ekhtraq, Bedoon Filter, Love Without Limits) and Fatima Al Taei (star of Image Nation’s courtroom drama, Justice).

Image Nation Abu Dhabi made news in February this year after its co-produced documentary, Free Solo, won the Oscar for Best Documentary.


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