Writing with Light – Film Screening: SCALES

In our second film, we explore the use of black and white in cinematography with Shahad Ameen, the director of SCALES, the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who lives in a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give one daughter to the sea creatures who inhabit the waters nearby. The host and director will debate how to make use of color or lack there-of in choosing a cinematographic approach. The film was selected as the Saudi Arabian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd National Academy Awards but was not nominated.

 

 

Writing with Light – Film Screening: SCALES

Noor Riyadh

Since the dawn of time, light has been an intimate companion to the human experience. From the moment we open our eyes to witness the sun’s rise, to the moon’s crescent in the night sky, the play of light upon our senses has filled our imaginations. All film begins and ends with light and no medium has done more to capture its magic. And just as the written word on a page gave birth to a plethora of internal narrative universes for us to explore, light upon film launched the expression of our inner world into new realms. The festival’s Writing with Light film program celebrates the cinematographers, the light scribes, who through their craft have brought the medium to life. First, through an initial film celebrating legendary cinematographers throughout history, then through screening two Saudi films of exemplary cinematographic integrity.

In our second film, we explore the use of black and white in cinematography with Shahad Ameen, the director of SCALES, the story of a young strong-willed girl, Hayat, who lives in a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give one daughter to the sea creatures who inhabit the waters nearby. The host and director will debate how to make use of color or lack there-of in choosing a cinematographic approach. The film was selected as the Saudi Arabian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd National Academy Awards but was not nominated.

Recommended age: 18+

Event Information

Dates —

28 Mar, 2021 — 28 Mar, 2021

Location —

Muvi Cinemas - Drive In Riyadh

Time —

8:40 pm GMT/UTC +3

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