2020 Nominations

SAUDI RUNAWAY

A film by Susanne Regina Meures

Switzerland

Written & Directed by Susanne Regina Meures
Produced by Christian Frei

Muna is a fearless, young woman from Saudi Arabia. Her arranged marriage is imminent and a life without rights and free will seems inevitable. Tired of being controlled by the State and patronised by her family, Muna decides to take matters into her own hands and plans an escape.
With unprecedented courage and determination, Muna begins to film, documenting every nuance of her claustrophobic existence. Her phone becomes her accomplice and her weapon. Secretly, she exposes the archaic patriarchy under which she lives, the preparations for her wedding and in turn, her impending escape.
Muna knows that her honeymoon will be her last chance to run away. But will her meticulous plan succeed?