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International Movies Vying At The Red Sea International Film Festival

Discover the international movies competing at this year's Red Sea International Film Festival starting November 30th.

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‘Dear Jassi’

Tarsem Singh's film draws from the tragic real-life story of Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, a Punjabi-Canadian woman murdered by her disapproving mother and uncle for marrying a rickshaw driver she met in India during a holiday from her affluent Canadian family.

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‘Evil Does Not Exist’

In Ryusuke Hamaguchi's eco-fable, single father Takumi and his daughter Hana face a threat to their peaceful forest home as a Tokyo company intends to establish a glamping site, risking environmental consequences.

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‘Hiding Saddam Hussein’

Norwegian-Kurdish filmmaker Halkawt Mustafa's recent documentary delves into the remarkable tale of Alaa Namiq. For over 200 days in 2003, Namiq hid Saddam Hussein, the deposed Iraqi president, in a hole on his land to escape pursuers.

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‘In Flames’

Pakistani-Canadian director Zarrar Kahn's debut horror film echoes "Inshallah A Boy." After the family patriarch's death, a mother and daughter face malevolent forces, offering commentary on the prevalent male-dominated society they navigate.

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In Baloji's drama, Koffi, born in Congo and rejected by his mother as a sorcerer, experiences an unexpected turn when he returns to his homeland from Europe with his pregnant white girlfriend.

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Parviz Shahbazi's recent film follows Fred, a 23-year-old adrift and unemployed, spending money on gambling. Even his mother involves the police. Yet, a chance meeting with talented Roxana sparks hope for a transformative turn in his life.

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Uzbekistan-based director Shokir Kholikov's award-winning debut, depicts a generational conflict between an elderly rural couple and their two sons. The youngest has moved abroad, while the eldest resides nearby.

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‘Tiger Stripes’

Amanda Nell Eu's debut, Malaysia's Oscar entry, explores body horror with Zaffan, an 11-year-old undergoing profound changes during puberty. "Tiger Stripes" earned the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at Cannes this year.

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