The first full-length feature film by a Saudi female director, Haifa al-Mansour, kicked off Beirut’s bi-annual film festival on Friday.
The film entitled ‘‘Wadjda’’, which has already been screened in Qatar and Venice, was the highlight of the night and its director was hailed as a role model.
‘‘This is the first film that has ever been filmed in Riyadh city. I am so happy and proud to be contributing in the production of the film industry in Saudi Arabia,” said al-Mansour.
The film features the story of a 10-year-old year old girl fighting to get a bicycle so she can race her brother around the block. Though the film’s storyline may sound simple, film director al-Mansour says the girl’s mission isn’t that easy in the Saudi society.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر