Cinema of Kuwait

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Cinema of Kuwait
No. of screens 61 (2010)[1]
 • Per capita 2.3 per 100,000 (2010)[1]
Number of admissions (2008)[2]
Total 2,200,000
Gross box office (2008)[2]
Total $19.8 million

The Cinema of Kuwait includes a wide range of films. . Kuwaiti movie theatres includes many movies from around the world, typically released a few weeks after their initial release in the US. The first Kuwaiti feature-film, Bas ya Bahar, was released in 1972.[3] Bas Ya Bahar is the first feature film ever to be made in one of the GCC countries.

Films shot in Kuwait

  • Bas Ya Bahar (Kuwaiti movie; 1972)
  • The Silence - الصمت (Kuwaiti movie; 1976)
  • The Wedding of Zein (Kuwaiti movie; 1976)
  • The Message (international movie; 1976)
  • The Trap - الفخ (Kuwaiti movie; 1983)
  • The Youngest Son (Kuwaiti movie; 2001)
  • Sedra (short Kuwaiti movie; 2001)
  • Shabab Cool (Kuwaiti movie; 2002)
  • Cute (Kuwaiti movie; 2008)
  • Amreeka (American movie; 2009)
  • Al Denjewana (Kuwaiti movie; 2009)
  • Kahin Na Kahin Milenge (Indian movie; 2009)
  • 365 Boots on Ground (American documentary; 2005)
  • Baraka (American documentary; 1982)
  • Desert Sky (American documentary; 2005)
  • Fires of Kuwait (American short documentary; 1992)
  • Les Anges (Tunisian; 1984)
  • Lektionen in Finsternis (German short documentary; 1992)
  • Losing Ahmad (Documentary; 2006)
  • The Sniper (Kuwaiti movie; 2008)
  • VeTool (Documentary; 2004)
  • Mustache (Kuwaiti movie; 2010)
  • Tora Bora (Kuwaiti movie; 2011)
  • Sneeze (Kuwaiti movie; 2011)
  • The Detective (Kuwaiti movie; 2011)
  • Saloon (Kuwaiti movie; 2012)
  • Vanish (Kuwaiti movie; 2012)
  • Dinosaur (Kuwaiti movie; 2013)
  • Someone (a.k.a. Fulan) (Kuwaiti movie; 2012)
  • Ahmad Al Sane's Life (African documentary; 1976)
  • Whispers of Sin (Kuwaiti movie; 2010)
  • Heaven's Water (Kuwaiti movie; 2010)
  • The Waves Will Carry Us (Kuwaiti movie; 2011)
  • Al Salhiyah (Kuwaiti movie; 2012)
  • Vanish (Kuwaiti movie; 2012)
  • Sera al-Ahibbah (Kuwaiti movie; 2013)
  • The Carpet (a.k.a. Al Zooliyyah) (Kuwaiti movie; 2014)[4]
  • Playtime (Kuwaiti movie; 2013)
  • Sinaryu (Kuwaiti movie; 2013)
  • 090 (Kuwaiti movie; 2014)[5]
  • Kan Refeeji (Kuwaiti movie; 2014)
  • Falafel Cart (Kuwaiti movie; 2014)
  • Cut: Unforgettable Night (Kuwaiti movie; 2014)
  • Alisa Khatafha Jamil (Kuwaiti movie; 2014)
  • Between Love and Marriage (Indian movie; 2015)[6]
  • Victor (Kuwaiti movie; 2015)
  • Habeb Alarth (Kuwaiti movie; 2015)
  • When You Free Your Residents (Kuwaiti movie; 2015)
  • Burning Wells (Indian movie; 2018)[7]

Kuwaiti directors

Cinema Operators

The company known as Cinescape,[8] started in 1956,used to have exclusive rights to operate cinemas in Kuwait for 50 years which ends in 2006. Grand Cinemas [9] and SKY Cinemas [10] are the new cinema operators. there is rumors about more cinema operators will join Kuwait market which is VOX Cinemas [11] from UAE and OZON Cinemas [12] from Egypt.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Table 8: Cinema Infrastructure - Capacity". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Table 11: Exhibition - Admissions & Gross Box Office (GBO)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Cinema in Kuwait". filmbirth. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  4. ^ "The Carpet (Al Zooliyyah)". 
  5. ^ "090 (2014)". 
  6. ^ "Kuwait gets a taste of Tollywood – First Indian movie made in Kuwait to hit cinemas soon". 
  7. ^ "Sohan Roy, I.V.Sasi join hands to make film on Kuwait war". 
  8. ^ Cinescape Online
  9. ^ Grand Cinemas Online
  10. ^ Sky Cinemas Online
  11. ^ http://Vox%20cinemas https://uae.voxcinemas.com/careers
  12. ^ http://OZON%20cinemas http://www.alraimedia.com/ar/article/economics/2015/06/08/596918/nr/kuwait

External links

  • Cinema listings for all latest movies running in Kuwait
  • Brief overview of Kuwaiti cinema[permanent dead link]
  • IMDB entry for Kuwait
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