Wadjda
Saudi Arabia (SA), 2012, 98 minutes
Wadjda Synopsis

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself...

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Reviewed by Lorlor87
Wow. A beautiful film from a Saudi woman director about the lives of Muslim women in a very conservative and tribal Riyadh suburb. Apparently the director was out of contact... more
Wow. A beautiful film from a Saudi woman director about the lives of Muslim women in a very conservative and tribal Riyadh suburb. Apparently the director was out of contact with the film crew, using only a walkie-talkie because contact with men is forbidden. What with the added fact there are no cinemas in Saudi Arabia, the restrictions on going about making this film must have been huge.This will open your eyes and make you hungry to see more films in Arabic! Will be keeping an eye on this director.
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