Dec 13 - Dec 15, 2013
Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Rated PG, 98 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by Ric Catoni
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition---always dominated by boys--- as a way to raise the money she needs to buy a green bicycle that has captured her interest. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer-director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her charming and powerful debut picture, the first ever by a female Saudi Arabian filmmaker.
An unqualified delight, a sharp, insightful comedy that subversively explores women's place in Islamic society. - Minneapolis Star Tribune
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