wadjda

Wadjda

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In Brief: Considering the recent recension of Saudi Arabia's ban on female drivers, it seems like a good time to revisit writer/director Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda. The first feature film shot in Saudi Arabia, as well as the first to be directed by a woman, this story of a rebellious young Saudi girl trying to buy a bicycle easily bears as much value as a voyeuristic glimpse into the cultural context of its location as it does aesthetic merit. Uneven in places, Al-Mansour's film nevertheless offers uncommon insight and a sense of grounded characterization that belies its significance as a cultural artifact to foreign audiences. Arabic with English subtitles.
Score:
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Genre: Drama
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Rated: PG

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Wadjda on Friday, July 13, at the new Flood Gallery location in Black Mountain, 850 Blue Ridge Road, Unit A-13, Black Mountain.

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