‘Born a King’ first film to be shown in Saudi Arabia

Movie depicts the early life of King Faisal where he was sent to England at the age of 14 on a diplomatic mission

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A still form the movie Born a King

Manama: A film about the life of Saudi King Faisal will be the first movie shown in Saudi theatres when they are set to open for the public in March.

King Salman ordered the lifting of a 35-year cinema ban in the country earlier this month.

“Born a King” tells the true story of when King Faisal was sent to England at the age of 14 to negotiate with prominent British leaders, including Lord Curzon and Winston Churchill.

The film depicts Saudi Arabia’s domestic and foreign challenges at the time.

It is currently being filmed in the UK and is expected to be completed in February.

It is expected to be screened in Riyadh before its international release.

A trailer of the film can be seen here.

The movie was written by Henry Fitzherbert and directed by Agustí Villaronga.

The cast includes Hermione Corfield, Ed Skrein, Laurence Fox, James Fleet, Kenneth Cranham, Aidan McArdle and Dilyana Bouklieva.


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