Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WADJDA (Saudi Arabia 2013) Thursday 19th November

Wadjda, a startling assured new voice from a corner of the globe where cinema has been all but silenced.

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Five years in the making, Wadjda was shot on location in the streets of the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. 

Starring: Wadd Abdullah, Reem Abdullah
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Running time: 98 minutes
Classification: PG

Critical acclaim:
IMDb: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%!
Metacritic: 8.1

"By any standards, this [is] a fine, moving film and essential viewing for anyone who cares about contempary cinema" David Stratton