Film Review: Wadjda

An excellent debut by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Wadjda is warm, illuminating and engaging. Ten-year-old Wadjda lives with her mother in a suburb of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Wadjda is fun-loving and entrepreneurial, and when she sees the bike her friend Abdullah is riding, she wants one for herself. But in her conservative environment, her plan is met with disapproval… The first feature-length […]

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