Wadjda

Wadjda Release Date: September 13, 2013

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, 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. At first, Wadjda’s mother is too preoccupied with convincing her husband not to take a second wife to realize what’s going on. And soon enough Wadjda’s plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school. Just as she is losing hope of raising enough money, she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition at her school. She devotes herself…

The first motion picture from the country of Saudi Arabia.

A surefire contender for a 2014 Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination.

Wadjda Trailer

Starring: Reem AbdullahRehab AhmedDana AbdullilahSultan Al AssafAhdMariam AlghamdiAbdullrahman Al GohaniMohammed AlbahryWaad MohammedRafa Al Sanea
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Runtime: 98 minutes
Studio: SPC
MPAA Rating PG