Saudi Runaway
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    Saudi Runaway

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2020

    88 min

    • Arabic

    Documentary

    Muna is a young, fearless woman from Saudi Arabia. She is tired of being controlled by the State and patronized by her family. Her arranged marriage is imminent and a life without rights and free will seems inevitable. Muna secretly begins to film. She documents every nuance of her claustrophobic existence and her planned escape. The film shows unprecedented images from the interior of the most repressive patriarchate in the world.

    Awards

    • European University Film Award - The 33rd European Film Awards
    • Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention) - Berlinale Panorama

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Susanne Regina Meures
    Cinematography
    Muna
    Editing
    Christian Frei
    Music
    Karim Sebastian Elias
    Sales
    RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES
    Production
    CHRISTIAN FREI FILMPRODUCTIONS GMBH

    Press

    Susanne Regina Meures

    Susanne Regina Meures

    Germany

    Susanne Meures was born in 1977 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. She studied photography and art history in London between 2000 and 2006 and works as a freelancer for several print and television outlets. In 2012, she began studying towards a Master of Arts in Film at the ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). Her debut feature, RAVING IRAN (2016), was selected for Visions du Réel in 2016, where it won an award. Her latest work is the documentary SAUDI RUNWAY (2020) which was presented at Sundance.