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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Best Of 2013: The Breakout Directors Of The Year

    Every year, film buffs get themselves in a lather over the latest from their favorite experienced directors. The calendar is marked for the next Spielberg, I’ll be there opening day for Scorsese’s latest, I am all about Spike Lee, etc. But the real pleasure in being a film fan is stumbling upon the ...

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    Wadjda Rises Hackles in Saudia Arabia Just By Being Considered for an Oscar Nomination

    The film Wadjda is is courting controversy within Saudia Arabia. It has been submitted for consideration for an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Not everyone at home is happy about the issues it raises.

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    Wadjda to be Saudi Arabia's Oscar Entry

    Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first film directed by a woman from Saudi Arabia opened in limited release this past weekend. The film made $40,419 after screening in just three theaters making it the best opening of the weekend amongst other limited release films.

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    Tribeca Rerun: Wadjda - Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    What Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) wants to do is simple - ride a bike. That shouldn't be so difficult, but when you live in Saudi Arabia, a place where women can't drive, a girl riding a bike in the street is not allowed

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    Review: Saudi Arabian Film 'Wadjda' Is A Phenomenal Debut From An Exciting New Talent

    The cinematic revolution in the Middle East over the last few decades, led principally by a generation of Iranian filmmakers who've flourished creatively despite restrictions placed on them by the regime, hasn't necessarily carried over to every region. Saudi Arabia, for instance, is hardly known fo...

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    September Film Preview

    As we head out of a strong August for women directed and centric films, we go straight into a Septemeber filled with varied and interesting projects from new and veteran women filmmakers.

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    Fall 2013 Preview - The Women

    Entertainment Weekly released its annual Fall Preview issue and so we thought it was time to do an overview of the women directed and women centric movies coming out over the next several months.

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    Trailer Watch - Wadjda - Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    We've written about Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda before and finally the first trailer for the film has been released. Al-Mansour is the first woman to direct and write a film in Saudi Arabia.

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    Tribeca Film: Wadjda - Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    What Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) wants to do is simple - ride a bike. That shouldn't be so difficult, but when you live in Saudia Arabia, a place where women can't drive, a girl riding a bike in the street is not allowed

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