• Wadjda (2013)


Release Date: September 13th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2014

PG |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

A rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle.

Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd , Sultan Al Assaf, Alanoud Sajini, Rafa Al Sanea, Dana Abdullilah

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Razor Film Produktion GmbH

Keywords: Emotional , Amusing , Underdog , Competition , Engaging , Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Wadjda is a movie about freedom - and nothing represents freedom with the metaphoric simplicity and symmetry of a bicycle. show more

  • 85
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Wadjda offers an interesting contrast to films made in Iran. Where the latter country has a long cinematic tradition, Mansour's is the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. show more

  • 100
    Bruce IngramChicago Sun-Times

    Al-Mansour has managed to embue Wadjda with a hopeful spirit, partially because she takes time to show women finding ways to be themselves in private moments. And partially because she suggests with a few subtle touches that the situation might be slowly improving. show more

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Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)