VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Wadjda

V' 12

Wadjda

Haifaa Al Mansour
Saudi-Arabien/D, 2012
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

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Wadjda

Haifaa Al Mansour
Saudi-Arabien/D, 2012
Fiction, 97min, OmeU

Actors: 
Reem Abdullah
Mutter
Waad Mohammed
Wadjda
Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Abdullah
Ahd
Hussa
Sultan Al Assaf
Vater
Screenplay: 
Haifaa Al Mansour
Sound: 
Sebastian Schmidt
Camera: 
Lutz Reitemeier
Editor: 
Andreas Wodraschke
Composer: 
Max Richter
Decoration: 
Thomas Molt
Costume: 
Peter Pohl

Production: 
Razor Film, High Look Group, Rotana Studios, NDR, BR
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

Wadjda is a 11-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. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue.

“I’m so proud to have shot the first full-length feature ever filmed entirely inside the Kingdom. I hope the film offers a unique insight into my own country and speaks of universal themes of hope and perseverance that people of all cultures can relate to.” (Haifaa Al Mansour)