Wadjda + festive meal at Crocus Cafe
Ten-year-old Wadjda wants to buy a beautiful green bicycle but her mother forbids it, afraid of repercussions in a closed society. The spirited Wadjda sets out to raise the money herself. Clearly underpinned by its representation of a society which is very restrictive for women, this charming film offers a positive view of one girl’s determination to be different. As one of the first films to come out of Saudi Arabia and the first to be directed by a woman, Wadjda is as important as it is enjoyable and should be treasured the world over.
At Savoy Cinema, Lenton, NG7 1QN. Nottingham Followed by a festive Film Club meal at Lenton's local Crocus Cafe with a women in film quiz - offering great prizes!
directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Growing up in Saudi Arabia, independent 10 year old Wadjda wants to wear trainers, listen to rock music and most importantly to ride a bike. Shot entirely in Saudi Arabia this is the first feature-length movie made by a female Saudi director.