Wadjda

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime
    98 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    USA, Germany, Jordan, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • Languages
    Arabic

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"As simple and charming as you could wish for, this is a genuinely pioneering debut from a female Saudi filmmaker and a striking piece of work by any standards" (Empire Magazine). Haifaa Al Mansour proves herself to be a bold new voice in cinema with WADJDA, which follows a rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle. This Venice and Telluride Film Festival Official Selection is rated a near-perfect 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and was the first feature to be directed by a woman from Saudi Arabia.
DIRECTED BY:
Haifaa Al-Mansour
WRITTEN BY:
Haifaa Al-Mansour
CAST INCLUDES:
Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Sultan Al Assaf, Alanoud Sajini

SYNOPSIS

A rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle.

Wadjda

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime
    98 mins
  • Release Date
    2013
  • Countries
    USA, Germany, Jordan, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • Languages
    Arabic
DIRECTED BY
Haifaa Al-Mansour
WRITTEN BY
Haifaa Al-Mansour
CAST INCLUDES
Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Sultan Al Assaf, Alanoud Sajini
"As simple and charming as you could wish for, this is a genuinely pioneering debut from a female Saudi filmmaker and a striking piece of work by any standards" (Empire Magazine). Haifaa Al Mansour proves herself to be a bold new voice in cinema with WADJDA, which follows a rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle. This Venice and Telluride Film Festival Official Selection is rated a near-perfect 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and was the first feature to be directed by a woman from Saudi Arabia.

A rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle.