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Katara Cinema, Hekayat Khaleejiya: Khaleeji Stories

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

/ Feature Narrative / Saudi Arabia, Germany / 2012 / Colour
In Arabic / English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.
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The first film ever shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first Saudi feature directed by a woman, ‘Wadjda’ is the story of a fun-loving, entrepreneurial 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh. When Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale, she wants it desperately, but her mother won't allow her to have it, fearing repercussions from a conservative society, so Wadjda decides to raise the money herself. Just as she is losing hope, Wadjda hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition at her school... ‘Wadjda’ won three awards at the Venice Film Festival, and was named Best Film at the Dubai International Film Festival last year.


2013 - Palm Springs International Film Festival (Directors to watch)
2012 - Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Arab Award), Best Feature Film, Best Actress (Waad Mohammed)
2012 - Venice Film Festival (CinemAvvenire Award, C.I.C.A.E. Award and Interfilm Award)

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