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Venice premiers first-ever Saudi film

September 2, 2012
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

VENICE, Italy - Haifaa Al Mansour has the distinction of being the first person to ever film a movie in Saudi Arabia, never mind that she's a woman. Al Mansour's "Wadjda," which premiered this week out of competition at the Venice Film Festival, is about a 10-year-old girl who dreams of having a bicycle so she can race a neighborhood boy.

 
 

 

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