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Psychological Thriller | Running Time: 94 minutes

2023 / Arabic and English

Country: United Arab Emirates and Thailand

Directed by: Nayla Alkhaja

World Premiere





Tue 05 Dec | 6:20 PM - 8:04 PM
Red Sea Galas at The Ritz-Carlton
Price: 140 SAR
Thu 07 Dec | 6:10 PM - 7:49 PM
VOX Cinema 2 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Jean-Charles Felix Levy, Nayla Alkhaja, Daniel Zirilli, Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

Jefferson Hall, Faten Ahmed, Noura Alabed, Saud Alzarooni

Nayla Alkhaja, Ben Williams

A psychological horror in which western and traditional Arab belief systems alternately clash and merge over a boy who is believed to be possessed. Ahmed (newcomer Saud Alzarooni) is being bullied at school and starts behaving strangely; his mother Maryam is persuaded by her sister that he must be cursed and takes him to a traditional healer, after which he has a cataclysmic nightmare and his condition only gets worse. A committed British doctor ( Jefferson Hall), initially sceptical about any claims of the “evil eye”, must set aside his beliefs and immerse himself in the boy’s own culture if he is to be saved. The film draws us into a fascinating world, where we may well question our own convictions.