Oct. 1 is the deadline for Oscar foreign-language submissions, and there are already some benchmarks: Saudi Arabia offered up its first-ever entry, and Pakistan will be part of the race for the first…
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…
Ahd, 32, has been drawing notice internationally for her perf as a hypocritical hardline schoolmistress in Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda."
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…
Like many of his compatriots, 26-year-old Saudi producer Mohammed Al Turki could have played it safe and stayed in the oil and gas business -- after all, Al Turki, who since 2010 has had a hand in…
A winning, handsomely crafted story with a charismatic lead guaranteed to charm international auds.
Pretty Pictures in France has picked up Haifaa Al Mansour's Horizons competition title "Wadjda."
On Sunday night, some would say the impossible happened. A feature film, financed and produced by both Saudi and international interests, premiered in a public place in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia…
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