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Comedy film produced by Image Nation to release in UAE and region on November 22

Image Nation Abu Dhabi will release feature comedy Shabab Sheyab in cinemas across the UAE on November 22, 2018. The trailer has been released for the family-friendly comedy about four friends who embark on a Dubai adventure after escaping their senior citizens’ home.

Directed and written by Yasir Al-Yasiri, the family-friendly movie follows four elderly friends (featuring 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.

Commenting on the production, Ben Ross, Chief Content Officer at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, said: “Arabic content for local audiences is at the heart of what we do at Image Nation, and Shabab Sheyab is another outstanding example of what we can create here in the region with our talented community of storytellers, filmmakers and creatives. Image Nation offers a uniquely UAE perspective to the world, reflects the nation’s culture and promotes local voices through our diverse projects. We look forward to sharing Shabab Sheyab with the world on November 22.”

Shabab Sheyab premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2018. The UAE premiere will take place at Atlantis The Palm on November 17. Image Nation is the studio behind Shabab Sheyab, and 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 film across the MENA region.