smARTfilms: FOREIGN FILM - WADJDA
Curated & Hosted by tj faddis.
Join us for another trip around the globe as we explore other cultures and peoples stories through contemporary film here at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium. This month we have a film each from Russia, Norway, Saudi Arabia and Israel. All films are subtitled. Well feature a short introduction before each film and host a post-film discussion with the audience. Please note the BIMA Bistro will not be open for dinner; however, we can purchase beverages (and beer & wine) - which we can take into the auditorium to sip as we watch the world unfold.
Bar open at 6:30
Auditorium opens at 7:00
Movie starts at 7:30
WADJDA (2013) - shows September 21 - Saudi Arabia - 98 minutes - Drama with observant humor
See trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2258858/videoplayer/vi1293003033?ref_=tt_ov_vi
You can tell that Wadjda is a rebel by looking at her feet. The other students at her all-girls school in Saudi Arabia accessorize their long, shapeless dresses with black Mary Janes and frilly socks, but Wadjda, a lanky 10-year-old with big eyes and an easy smile, favors black high-tops, a small gesture of spirited individuality in a world that seems organized to suppress any such expression. She also is determined to have her own bicycle, something that, while not quite forbidden, is nonetheless strongly discouraged in Saudi society. At the edge of adolescence, Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) is discovering the severe limitations placed on women in the name of custom, Islam and family honor. That discovery - and the tricky mixture of resistance and accommodation it provokes in this smart, stubborn girl - is the subject of writer/director Haifaa al-Mansours sharply observed, deceptively gentle film, the first feature ever directed by a Saudi woman. In the scenes between mother and daughter inside their apartment, the world outside no longer judging every action, new worlds open up. And therein lies the cinemas role in our lives - it reveals what is concealed to others. - Chicago Tribune
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