The film is slated to release soon in Saudi theatres and in a number of Arab countries.
Saudi director Khalid AlHarbi has wrapped up shooting the final scene of 90 Days at Jeddah Airport and also published the first-look images that featured the film’s cast during its making.
90 Days is a comedy and social-drama film that addresses the Iddah, a period during which a divorced woman should not leave her ex-husband’s house except for necessities, as well as the power of customs and traditions in the face of religion. Dr Sara refuses to marry until she finds the right one, and when that man comes along, she marries him hoping for a good life ahead. However, she finds out a dark secret that he has been keeping from her, which turns their lives upside down. This revelation leads to a series of events that unveil the contradictory behaviour of the majority around her who go against Islamic law even without realising it.
It’s slated to release soon in KSA’s theatres and in a number of Arab countries. Furthermore, the film is produced by Afkar Algad for Artistic Production, which is founded by Khalid and Faisal Al Harbi. MAD Solutions handles the film’s sales and distribution worldwide.
Commenting on the film, Director Khalid AlHarbi said: “Since foreign films have bigger audiences than local films, Afkar Algad’s mission has been to build a wider audience base for local films during the upcoming years through offering a wide range of ideas that address Saudi and Khaleeji citizens as well as casting veteran and popular actors. We started implementing our long-term plan with 90 days film that tackles the issue of complicated marriages using a comedic and dramatic approach. We are glad that our goals match those of MAD Solutions’ team who were thrilled to join our project and help us thanks to the expertise they acquired throughout the years.”
Alaa Karkouti and Maher Diab, Co-Founders & Managing Partners of MAD Solutions, added: “We are glad to be working with director Khalid AlHarbi, one of the most prominent names in the Saudi TV and theatre industry, on his feature directorial debut, 90 Days film. Also, we are keen to be working on Saudi films that help build a strong film industry in the KSA, feature an all-Saudi cast, and showcase stories that address Saudi and Arab communities.”
The film’s cast entails a number of actors and actresses who have gained wide popularity in Saudi Arabia, including Faisal Al Zahrani, Marwa Mohamed, Muhammad Al Hashi, Fay Fouad, Badr Al Matrafi, and Wedd Osama, in addition to the veteran Saudi celebrities; Sanaa Bakr Younis, Abdul Aziz Alsokayreen and Khalid Alharbi.
Khalid AlHarbi is a Saudi award-winning writer, actor, director, and producer who participated in several Saudi and Arab projects, making his breakthrough as a writer through the 12-season kids show Baba Farhan Stories. Khalid is one of a few Saudi actors, who broke out of the local works to take part in other non-Saudi projects across the Arab region, building a repertoire that includes more than 100 works as an actor. He previously won a number of awards, including the Golden Award from the Gulf Radio and Television Festival for his series Ayam w Laialy, the Jury Award from Janadriyah Festival for his play Wagba Saria’a. Khalid also served in several important positions, where he is a founding member of the Saudi-Theater Association and advisor in the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts in Jeddah.