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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 October 2018

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

Still from 'Shabab Sheyab' featuring Mansoor Al Feeli, left and Salloum Haddad. Courtesy Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Still from 'Shabab Sheyab' featuring Mansoor Al Feeli, left and Salloum Haddad. Courtesy Image Nation Abu Dhabi

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.”

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