Wadjda

A winning, handsomely crafted story with a charismatic lead guaranteed to charm international auds.
-Jay Weissburg, Variety
It's a stunningly assured debut, a slyly subversive delight.
-Dana Stevens, Slate

Synopsis

WADJDA is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. 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.

Release Date

Friday, October 04, 2013
Original Languages: Arabic
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 98 min
Year: 2012

CREDITS

CAST
Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Ahd
Reem Abdullah
Sultan Al Assaf
Waad Mohammed
DIRECTED BY
Haifaa Al-Mansour

TRAILER


PHOTOS

From left to right: Abdullrahman Al Gohani as Abdullah and Waad Mohammed as WadjdaPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed (Wadjda). Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
From left to right: Waad Mohammed as Wadjda and Abdullrahman Al Gohani as AbdullahPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
From left to right: Waad Mohammed as Wadjda and Reem Abdullah as Mother. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed as WadjdaPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Director Haifaa Al MansourPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Reem Abdullah as MotherPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Director Haifaa Al MansourPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
From left to right: Reem Abdullah as Mother, Sultan Al Assaf as Father and Waad Mohammed as WadjdaPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed as WadjdaPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
From left to right: Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Director Haifaa Al Manour and Waad MohammedPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed (Wadjda). Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed as WadjdaPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Photo by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed (Wadjda). Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed as WadjdaPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Waad Mohammed (Wadjda). Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
From left to right: Reem Abdullah as Mother and Waad Mohammed as WadjdaPhoto by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics