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A Q&A with director Shahad Ameen will be available live on 17th March at 6pm as a separate event. It will also be recorded if you missed it. You will automatically be issued a ticket for this if you obtain a ticket for the film. CLICK HERE for further info about this live event.

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