Hyderabad, May 25 -- The Saudi film 'Norah' has made history by becoming the first Saudi Arabian film to screen at the 77th Cannes Film Festival held in Cannes, France.

The film was screened on Thursday, May 23, at the "Un Certain Regard" section of the festival.

It is competing with 19 other films from around the world.

What is the film Norah all about?

Norah, filmed entirely in AlUla and directed by Tawfik Al-Zaidi. The film is set in the Kingdom in the 1990s during a period of increased conservatism, where art and painting were strictly prohibited for religious reasons.

The film stars Maria Bahrawi and Yaqoub Al-Farhan, with Abdullah Al-Sadhan in a supporting role.

It is a poignant narrative about an orphaned, illiterate woman in...