Saudi Arabia film is a revelation
September 15 , 2013
Since women's rights are restricted in Saudi Arabia and movie theaters are outlawed as well, the first movie shot in the region and directed by a woman was expected to be brilliant and groundbreaking. "Wadjda" is being praised by the critics and loved by the audience.
The movie delivers a nicely crafted story and sheds light on the conditions of women in the regime.
Writer-director Haifaa Al Mansoor said she was looking to put a human face on the current situation of women who are not even allowed to drive in the region.
The script comes with a lot of surprises and keeps on getting stronger along with way.
Kenneth Turan of the LA Times called the protagonist "A cliché rebel" and said "it's hard not to wish the result was even better."