Diwan celebrates award-winning movie ‘Habib Al Ardh’
The old diwan of Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah hosted a celebration marking the fourth anniversary of the founding of Lulua Production House and the first anniversary of the founding of the First Cinema Troupe, in addition to the success of the first movie produced by Lulua - ‘Habib Al Ardh’ - at the Alexandria International Festival and the Gulf Festival in Abu Dhabi. The celebration was attended by many popular actors and the media.
Sheikha Intisar Salem Al-Ali, President of Lulua and the Al Nowair Initiative for Positivity, said she is sure “we are on the right path”. “Our goal was to make Kuwait the capital of the film industry in the GCC. I worked on achieving this goal with my team for the past few years by setting up a strong base and platform for creative youth. There are many creative young Kuwaitis who need to be supported to improve their talents. This was the reason behind founding the First Cinema Troupe, where top academics train members of the group. Eighteen talented stars have graduated as directors, interior designers, lighting, voice and makeup technicians and screenwriters to form the base of the cinema industry, not only at Lulua Production, but in Kuwait in general,” stressed Sheikha Intisar.
She said Lulua will always be the platform and gathering point for young filmmakers in the GCC and the Arab region. “We will always support them as there are many creative individuals seeking a chance to show their creativity. I think that presenting these talents is one of the main reasons for the success of the cinema industry in the world,” she noted. “We will present many movies that show the beauty of Kuwait,” she added.
Sheikha Intisar founded Lulua Production House as a nonprofit to reach the public through art and deliver her message. “The media has a great role in highlighting the important personalities who have a long history of struggle. Our first movie Habib Al Ardh was successful, and our company will continue to produce excellent movies,” she vowed.
Ramadan Khasroh, Director of the First Cinema Troupe, said young talents need help and a chance. “When I wrote the screenplay of Habib Al Ardh, I went to the house of the martyr Fayiq Abduljaleel and spoke to his family to get information about his life. I also searched for his friends to get a complete view and worked on this movie for four years. The result was a successful movie that received international awards,” he explained.