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Marwan Hamed's The Blue Elephant Releases in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman

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With the Attendance of the Filmmakers and Cast at the Film's Premiere in Dubai

Marwan Hamed's The Blue Elephant Releases in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman


Following its successful march in Egyptian theatres during Eid El-Fitr's season and after its premiere last Monday in Dubai, with the attendance of its stars and filmmakers, Marwan Hamed's The Blue Elephant releases tomorrow, Thursday, in the GCC states in the UAE; across Abu Dhabi, Sharjah,
Al Ain, Ras Al-Khaimah, Al-fujairah and Ajman; in addition to Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

Since its release in Egyptian cinema, the new blockbuster, The Blue Elephant, successfully set the records as the crowds flocked to theatres to enjoy watching the film. The Blue Elephant also received 8.9 ratings on IMDB by 11,000 users, making it the highest rates to be received by an Arabic film.

The film's GCC premiere took place in Novo CINEPLEX, Dubai, with the attendance of Director/ Producer Marwan Hamed, along with Executive Producer Fadi Fahim, writer Ahmed Morad and actor Karim Abdelaziz.

The film follows Yehia who returns to work in Al Abasyia Psychiatric Hospital, after spending 5 years in voluntary isolation. He works in the sector which examines the mental health of perpetrators where he has the encounter of an old friend who brings back bitter memories that he tried hard to forget, which turns his life upside down. Attempting to unravel the mysteries of his friend, Yehia embarks on a journey exploring his inner self, or the shattered remnants of it.

Directed by Marwan Hamed, The Blue Elephant is a cinematic adaptation of Ahmed Morad's celebrated best seller of the same name which was released in 2012 and was listed on the Man Booker Prize 2012 shortlist.

Starring Karim Abdelaziz, Khaled Elsawy, Nelly Karim and veteran Lebleba, The Blue Elephant is produced by Albatros Film Production and Distribution, which is founded by Kamel Abu Ali and has successfully produced 37 films and a TV series since it was first established in 2003.

The film is also produced by Lighthouse Films, and Al Shorouk Production. Co-founded in 2007 by Director/ Producer Marwan Hamed and Fadi Fahim, Lighthouse Films is a leading production company with a young creative zeal specialized in all parts of media production. The company produces TV content, features and short films.

The Blue Elephant Screens

In the UAE across the following theatres:

Dubai:
NOVO CINEPLEX, NOVO MEGAPLEX | Ibn Battuta Mall, NOVO FESTIVAL CITY MALL
CINEMACITY (PRIME), VOX CINEMA (4 Locations) | MOE - DCC - Merdef - Mercato
RELL CINEMA (1 Location) Dubai Mall

Abu Dhabi:
NOVO WORLD TRAD CENTER, NOVO BANIYAS, NOVO ABU-DHABI MALL, OSCAR AL WAHDA,
CINE ROYAL CINEMAS (3 Locations) | Khalidiya Mall - Dalma Mall,VOX CINEMA (Marina Mall),
AL MARIAH CINEMA

Al-Sharjah:
NOVO BUHAIRAH - NOVO SAHARA

Ras Al-Khaimah:
NOVO MANAR - VOX CINEMA (Alhamra(

Al- Ain:
NOVO ROTANA - STAR BAWADY MALL

Al-Fujairah:
FUJ CINEPLEX - VOX City Center

Ajman
VOX City Center

Qatar:
PEARL QATAR, QATAR CINEMA CO. (3 Locations) |The Mall Cineplex - Cinema Land - Cinema Palacem, QATAR BAHRAIN CINEMA CO. (2 Locations) | Grand Cinema-Villagio

Bahrain:
BAHRAIN CINEMA CO BAH. (3 Locations) | Seef Cineplex I - Cineco - Saar Cineplex

Oman:
VOX CINEMAS (2 Locations) | Qrum-Muscatm, OMAN ARAB CIN CO. (3 Locations) | City Cinema Shatti - Sahar - Salala, AL BAHJA CINEMA