Haifaa Al Mansour, 2012
Saudi Arabia | Arabic with English subtitles | 98 minutes
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. 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. Winner of CinemAvvenire Award, C.I.C.A.E. Award and Interfilm Award at 2012 Venice Film Festival and winner of the NBR Freedom of Expression Award from the 2013 National Board of Review. A Sony Pictures Classic release.