Emirati comedy 'Shabab Sheyab' to open in UAE and regional cinemas
The movie follows four elderly friends living in a senior citizens’ home and what happens after one of them inherits a large fortune
Shabab Sheyab, the comedy feature by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, will be released in cinemas across the UAE on November 22, while a UAE premiere will take place at Atlantis The Palm on November 17.
Directed and written by Yasir Al-Yasiri, the film follows four elderly friends – prominent GCC actors Saad Al Faraj, Marei Al Halian and Mansoor Al Feeli, alongside Syrian star Salloum Haddad – living in a senior citizens’ home. When one of them inherits a large fortune, the friends escape for a life-changing adventure in Dubai, encouraged by their doctor and nurse, played by Kuwaiti stars Laila Abdullah and Fouad Ali.
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Shabab Sheyab premiered at the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. The film is produced by Rami Yasin’s Breakout Films, and Starship Entertainment, a partnership between Al Yasiri and Al Feeli. Tanweer Films is distributing the movie across the Mena region.
“Shabab Sheyab is a true celebration of family and friendship, and follows a journey of self-discovery that inspires audiences to make the most of each day,” says Al-Yasiri. “With a stellar cast and crew including some of the region’s most beloved actors, the movie tells a UAE story – highlighting iconic locations like Dubai Mall and Atlantis The Palm – with universally relatable themes.”
Updated: October 9, 2018 11:34 AM