We saw the loveliest movie yesterday at the Melbourne Film Festival that I totally recommend! Here’s an excerpt from its review in the Guardian:

Wadjda – one of 2013’s best films so far – deserves its success. To get the formalities out of the way, the first feature entirely shot on Saudi Arabian soil and the first by a Saudi female director has struck blows both for the kingdom’s film-makers and its women, thanks to Haifaa al-Mansour’s massively endearing tale of a 10-year-old girl prepared to do anything for a bicycle of her own.

Hope you’ll enjoy it.


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