• 2 Sep. Wed. 10:00 Conference Room
  • Saudi Arabia, Germany/2012/97min
  • Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Cast: Waad Muhammad, Reem Abdullah
  • Distribution: Albatros Films
  • Award: CinemAvvenire Award, C.I.C.A.E. Award and Interfilm Award at the 69th Venice International Film Festival
Wadjda, aged 10 and a tomboy, loves bicycles! She wants to race with her friend Abdullah, but the grownups around her, who respect strict Islamic rules and follow age-old traditions, are strongly against her playing with a boy, let alone riding a bicycle. One day Wadjda spots a bicycle in a shop window and falls in love with it, but she would never save up enough money to buy it by doing odd jobs. She then decides to take part in a Koran recitation competition at school for its prize money.