In the first full-length feature film shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, Wadjda tells the story of a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, 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. So Wadjda decides to try to raise the money herself. It isn't going to be easy, especially for a troublemaker like Wadjda, but she is determined to fight for her dreams... with or without society's approval.
Written and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
Running time: 1 hr 38 mins.
The Colony accepts CASH only -- tickets are $8.50.
We'll see the 7:15 PM show. Let's head to Tribeca Tavern at 6004 Falls of Neuse Rd afterwards.