Written and produced by Khaled Al-Rajeh, ‘Najd’ is one of the first homegrown films to be screened in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia has started easing Covid-19 restrictions for cinemas with the premiere of Saudi film Najd in Riyadh.
Set in the 1950s and directed by Samir Aref, Najd was shot in a number of historical locations in the country, including the Sodos and Al Aynah areas, as well as some locations in Kuwait.
Al Rajeh said the film revolves around Najd, located in the central region of Saudi Arabia, and the 150-year-old Fort Masmak, based in the heart of Riyadh.
The plot revolves around a love affair in the popular market.
Saudi Arabia reopened its cinemas last month but with strict coronavirus protocols issued by the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM).