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Steeped in Saudi Arabian folklore, this poetic mermaid tale takes Saudi cinema in a striking new direction. Hayat’s father refuses to follow his village’s tradition and sacrifice her to the mysterious sea monsters that swim about their shores. The arid Oman landscape lends a dramatic eco-dystopian dimension to Scales as Shahad Ameen explores themes of gender, beliefs and patriarchy with an intriguing and distinctive voice.

 

Saudi Arabia’s official entry to the 2021 Oscars



Yn rhan o lên gwerin Sawdi Arabia, mae'r stori forforwyn farddonol hon yn mynd â sinema Sawdi i gyfeiriad newydd trawiadol. Mae tad Hayat yn gwrthod dilyn traddodiad ei bentref a’i haberthu i’r bwystfilod môr dirgel sy’n nofio o amgylch eu glannau. Mae tirwedd gras Oman yn rhoi dimensiwn eco-dystopaidd dramatig i Scales wrth i Shahad Ameen archwilio themâu rhywedd, credoau a phatriarchaeth gyda llais diddorol a nodedig.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    74 minutes
  • Country
    Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq
  • Premiere
    UK online premiere
  • Rating
    15
  • Note
    subtitles
  • Director
    Shahad Ameen
  • Cast
    Basima Hajjar, Yagoub Alfarhan, Abdulaziz Shtian