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Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) is currently showcasing the film ‘Born A King’ onboard its award-winning Inflight Entertainment (IFE) platform.

“Born A King” is a historical drama set in 1919 and is about a teenage Faisal, later to become King of Saudi Arabia. Sent by his father to lead negotiations in London, it is a story about the fate of his nation and the experiences that unfold thereafter.

The film was partly shot in Riyadh and Diriyah, and features talented Saudi film stars: Abdullah Ali, Rakan Abdulwahid.

Rakan Abdulwahid plays the late King Abdul Aziz in the film, while Abdullah Ali plays the role of a young Prince Faisal.

Other actors in the screenplay include: Ed Skrein, Hermione Corfield, Laurence Fox and James Fleet. “Born A King” is directed by Andres Vicente Gomez.

The film premiered at the Barcelona Sant Jordi International Film Festival (BCN FILM FEST) on April 25 this year.

Recently, “Born A King” was honored with the ‘Best Film’ award at the Inward Eye Film Festival for independent cinema in Ambleside in northern England. The event was held at the Zeffirellis.

SAUDIA is the exclusive airline to proudly feature this film in its onboard library, which is available on all flights across its network.

SAUDIA flies to more than 95 destinations worldwide, with a modern fleet of more than 170 narrow and widebody aircraft.

SAUDIA’s award-winning inflight entertainment systems includes the latest technology, onboard WiFi and more than 4000 hours of Hollywood premiere and latest television shows, box sets, music, multi-language, international, and children’s programming, as well as digital and audio books and much more.

SAUDIA fleet operates one of the youngest fleets in the skies, with an average aircraft age of less than 5 years. 

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