The plot of "Wadjda" may seem simple -- a 10-year-old Saudi girl competes for a shiny new bike -- but Haifaa Al Mansour's remarkable debut contains some of the strongest social and political insights…
The Oscar season is barely underway, but we already have a front-runner for the oddest op-ed piece of the year.
Saudi Arabia has selected Haifaa Al Mansour's “Wadjda,” the first Saudi Arabian feature shot entirely within the kingdom and, also notably, one directed by a woman, as its entry for foreign language…
ROME — The Venice Film Festival has tapped Saudi femme helmer Haifaa Al Mansour ("Wadjda") to preside the jury of its Luigi De Laurentiis Award, handed out to a first work. Mansour was at Venice last…
Disney's big-budget Western had a rough time wrangling moviegoers on the Fourth of July as Universal's “Despicable Me 2″ continued to break records. “The Lone Ranger,” starring Johnny Depp and Armie…
Ahd, 32, has been drawing notice internationally for her perf as a hypocritical hardline schoolmistress in Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda."
Welcome to the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival -- now what do you want to do first? Watch a demo of a vidgame starring Ellen Page? Check out the family-friendly activities at the street fair? Explore the…
The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival has rounded up a roster of competition features and documentaries that includes the world premieres of Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon drama "Sunlight Jr." and a doc about…
Variety's Steven Gaydos called Variety's Indie Impact brunch on Sunday "the world's most elaborate hangover cure." Most of all, it was a chance to bask in the sun in the secluded garden of the Parker…
Haifaa Al Mansour didn't set out to be Saudi Arabia's first female director, but that breakthrough has brought her debut, "Wadjda," much-deserved attention and awards at festivals ranging from Venice…
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