Quick Film review….
Wadjda. Made by Haifaa al-Mansour, first ever female film maker in Saudi. (Laughs in face of patriarchy!) It’s about a girl, who wants a bicycle. Bicycles aren’t encouraged because of possible damage to ladyparts. Girl still wants bicycle. Er. Yep that’s about it. She charms the living daylights out of anyone who comes within a hundred yards of her as does the whole film. Funny and sad and clever.
Dunno where you will get to see it as cinemas are full of Idris Alba in dinosaur suit knocking ten bells out of everything but if you see a chance – take it. (In the words of the great Steve Winwood)