Cinema of Kuwait

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Cinema of Kuwait
Number 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[edit]

  • 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 (aka 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 (aka 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[edit]

  • Khalid Al Siddiq
  • Mohamed Al-Sanousi
  • Ahmad Alkhalaf
  • Sadeq Behbehani
  • Zeyad Al-Husaini
  • Abdullah Boushahri
  • Walid Al-Awadi
  • Meqdad Al-Kout
  • Tareq Al-Zamel

History of Cinema[edit]

The company known as Cinescape, started in 1956, has exclusive rights to show movies in cinemas in Kuwait. Grand Cinemas is a cinema that is not run by Cinescape and is located in the new Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City.

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