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Wadjda

wadjdaDrama; Rated PG; 98 min; 2013.  

An enterprising Saudi girl signs up for her school’s Koran recitation competition in hopes of raising the remaining funds she needs to buy a green bicycle she desperately wants.

 

“It’s a stunningly assured debut, a slyly subversive delight, and one of my favorite movies of the year so far.” – Dana Stevens, Slate

“An Arabic-German coproduction, it is a rare movie shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, which has no cinema industry to speak of, and the first feature by a female filmmaker from that country. Forbidden from mixing with the men in her crew, Al-Mansour often directed via walkie-talkie from the back of a van.” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

“Modest as it may look, this is boundary-pushing cinema in all the best ways, and what a thrill it is to hear those boundaries creak.” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

 

 

 

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