WADJDA (12A )

Date Time
Weds 24th July 7.45pm
Thurs 25th July 7.45pm

Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia/Germany, 2012, 98 mins, subtitles
Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani

Wadjda is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Even more impressive, Wadjda is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer- director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film.

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