Families in the UAE will be able to see the award-winning Emirati film GOING TO HEAVEN as it is released in cinemas on April 28 across the Emirates.
Co-produced by Image Nation and Cine Vision Art Production, GOING TO HEAVEN is the second feature film directed by award-winning director Saeed Salmeen Al Murry.
The film, which had its world premiere at Dubai International Film Festival 2015 and picked up the Muhr Emirati Award for best feature film, tells the story of two Emirati boys Sultan and Saud.
At the tender age of 11, young Sultan feels at loss with the world. Limited by the constraints of his unkind stepmother, he yearns for the warmth of his maternal grandmother who has been estranged from the family.
With the help of his best friend Saud, he embarks on a pursuit across the Emirates to find the missing piece to his puzzle, encountering fundamental life lessons along the way.
GOING TO HEAVEN was filmed entirely in the UAE giving movie-goers the chance to see Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah and Dubai on the big screen. It also stars two first-time Emirati actors and real life brothers – 14-year-old Ahmed Ibrahim Al Zaabi and 12-year-old Jumma Ibrahim Al Zaabi.
The film is supported by the Support Arab Cinema campaign, which aims to increase awareness about Arab films and encourage both local and expat audiences to watch them.
The regional premiere of GOING TO HEAVEN will take place in Abu Dhabi on April 25 and in Dubai on April 26, with the film opening to the public on April 28.