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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Reem Abdullah
Waad Mohammed
Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Directors
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Screenwriters
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Running Time
98 minutes

Wadjda
The Kid Without A Bike


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Wadjda

Plot
Thanks to Saudi Arabia's strict social mores, worldly ten year-old Wadjda (Mohammed) isn't allowed to own the bike she's set her heart on. Instead, she sets about raising the cash herself by winning a Qur’an recital competition.


Verdict
As simple and charming as you could wish for, this is a genuinely pioneering debut from a female Saudi filmmaker and a striking piece of work by any standards.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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