Monday, September 23, 2013

Wadjda (2012)

WHO: Haifaa al-Mansour wrote and directed this

WHAT: The trailer calls it "the first film ever shot in Saudi Arabia", which seemed hard for be to believe. Further research into that national cinema indicates it should be billed as the first feature-length, non-documentary film shot there with an all-Saudi cast.

WHERE/WHEN: Five showtimes daily through (at least) this Thursday at the Opera Plaza.

WHY: There are still some independently-distributed films being released on 35mm prints. currently three out of four films at the Opera Plaza are being shown that way (the odd one out is Jem Cohen's Museum Hours).

HOW: 35mm.

1 comment:

  1. Brian: I will be even more pedantic than you and say it's not a film (as it was not shot on celluloid) but a movie. Too bad of the four you mention at Opera Plaza, Museum Hours was partly shot on film so showing it as they are on video will involve some loss of quality and authenticity. Wadjda should rather have been shown on video.