Wadjda | TIFF

Wadjda

Wadjda (Saudi Arabia, Germany)

Directed by:
Haifaa al Mansour
Cast:
Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Category:
Synopsis:

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself...

Festivals
Venice (Orizzonti), Dubai 2012, Telluride 2012, Tallinn 2012, Rotterdam 2013, Goteborg 2013, Belgrad 2013

Awards
C.I.C.A.E. Award, Interfilm Award, CinemAvvenire Award - Venice 2012, Don Quixote Award - Tallinn 2012, Dioraphte Award - Rotterdam 2013, Muhr Arab Award for Best Actress (Waad Mohammed), Muhr Arab Award for Best Film - Dubai 2012
 

 

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