Still from Wadjda

Friday, 04 October 2013: Wadjda

Friday, 04 October 2013, 20:00

Venue: Forest Row Village Hall (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Haifa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia 2012, 98 mins, PG

“Well made and superbly acted, Wadjda is a wonderful coming-of-age drama that marks writer-director Haifaa Al Mansour out as a major talent to watch. Unmissable and one of the best films of the year.” View London

The triumph of the 2012 London Film Festival which has been picking up awards everywhere, Wadjda is a Saudi girl who wants a bike. However, girls aren’t allowed bicycles, so how can she get one? The first film made entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country in which cinemas are illegal, Wadjda is a complete delight.

“A bittersweet film about a 10-year-old girl finding her feet in Riyadh society that cannot fail to win you over” Guardian

Further reading

  1. View London
  2. Front Row Reviews
  3. Sight & Sound
  4. IndieWire
  5. Interview with Haifa al-Mansour at LFF
  6. The Guardian at the Venice Film Festival
  7. Time
  8. The Independent


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