Emirati artist Samar Al Shamsi to make movie debut

A 'Tale of Shadows: Illusions' is being shot in Dubai and Al Ain and will be premiered in January 2020
Samar Al Shamsi.
Samar Al Shamsi.

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Emirati artist Samar Al Shamsi is set to bring her creativity to the movie screen.

The renowned artist is transitioning from arts to movies after receiving many international awards for her work including famously painting HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and US President Barack Obama who’s portrait is hanging in the White House now.

In her first feature film, Al Shamsi is playing the role of Maitha in ‘A Tale of Shadows: Illusions’ the second installment of Emirati director Tariq Al Kazim’s chilling series.

The sequel to the smash hit ‘A Tale of Shadows’ follows the story of a young girl who mysteriously appears in a hospital, her clothes covered in blood.

The film starts with Detective Hamdan, heading to a dangerous farm in a remote area seeking to discover answers in regard to the girl’s father mysterious disappearance.

The movie, which is being shot in Dubai and Al Ain, will be out in cinemas at the beginning of Jan 2020 having a run time of 90 minutes.

Al Shamsi joins the internationally acclaimed cast as Maitha, the wife of Detective Hamdan.

While Al Shamsi has starred in a number of television commercials, ‘A Tale of Shadows: Illusions’ will be her movie debut.

“Working with Samar is a delight. She brings her artistic sensibilities and creativity to the set every day, and often sees things in a different way that adds to the depth of her character and to the film as a whole. We are very happy that she accepted to be part of this amazing story” said Tariq Al Kazim, director, A Tale of Shadows: Illusions.

Alongside local talent such as Al Shamsi, the movie brings together a host of talent from around the world, including Romanian actor Hristu Trica as John and American actress Elizabeth Gardner, known best for her role in the 1993 blockbuster ‘Indecent Proposal’.

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