The film will release on around 10 UK screens in London and other major cities, including Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Leeds.
Saudi action-comedy Sattar is set for the UK premiere on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The movie will screen in London at the Odeon Covent Garden.
Ibrahim Al-Hajjaj and Abdulaziz Alshehri will attend the UK premiere of the film.
Sattar, which had its world premiere at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah last December, is produced by AlShimaisi Films, Telfaz11’s new production arm as well as Muvi Studios. Front Row Arabia, a joint-venture between prominent MENA distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment and Saudi exhibitor Muvi Cinemas, is handling all theatrical distribution.
Sattar will be only the second Saudi Arabian film to be released theatrically in the UK after Haifa al-Mansour’s Wadjda.
Helmed by Kuwaiti director Abdullah Al Arak, Sattar stars Saudi actor and stand-up comedian Ibrahim Al Hajjaj (known for the hit action series Rashash and Netflix’s Six Windows in the Desert) who plays Saad, a depressed man failing at both his professional and personal life who decides to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a freestyle wrestler. The dream soon turns into a nightmare when a clip of him getting beaten gets leaked in the auditions. Later he meets Ali Hogan, a famous wrestling business manager played by Abdulaziz Al Shehri, who convinces him to re-enter the world of wrestling, where he meets his Pakistani coach Abdul Khaleq, played by Ibrahim Al Khairallah, who prepares him for the biggest free wrestling championship.
Sattar is the first film from Muvi Studios in collaboration with AlShimaisi Films.