All About Kanye West’s Qatar Film “Cruel Summer”

Remember when Kanye West and his crew were seen in Qatar filming what media predicted to be a new music video? The little project was revealed at Cannes film festival; Cruel Summer, a short film which Kanye himself produced, wrote, and directed.

Cruel Summer is the story of a Lamborghini car thief who falls for a beautiful blind Arabic girl who’s father will let them marry if he can help her see. So he (Kid Cudi) does using strings that lead her around palace to play music. 

Kanye says he had to get script approval in Qatar. He needed 20 camels, 100 extras, and around 20 Lambos.

His female star Sarah A., an intern at Doha Film Institute (pictured in the white dress) is the star of Cruel Summer.

The film features fashion he designed and pieces by local Arabic designers, shot in 4 days, 3 months start to almost-finish.

Amanda Palmer of Doha Film Institute says Cruel Summer will premiere November 19 as part of festival in Doha. via Logan Hill

It was also revealed that local celebrity Hayat Al-Fahad will have a role in the film. Sounds interesting alright.

Left to right: Kid Cudi, Ali Suliman, Hayat Al Fahad, Kanye West, Razane Jammal, Sarah A arrive at Cruel Summer premiere – photo via Nouf Magazine

The movie premiered on a 7-screen experience. 3 middle-screens, a left screen, a right screen, a top screen, and a bottom one.

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