17 4 / 2014


Wadjda (2013), Haifaa Al-Mansour

Wadjda (2013), Haifaa Al-Mansour

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17 4 / 2014

bbook:

When I was a kid I went with my father to buy a bicycle for my brothers and I saw a green bicycle. My father didn’t care, but the guy selling it didn’t like it, he thought my father making the wrong choice, but I got it. However, I wasn’t allowed to ride my bicycle outside the home, only in the backyard. But the idea came because I wanted to show the tension between modernity and tradition and how Saudi appears to be modern because its a rich country—every kid has an iPad and everything—but they’re very traditional. For me, it’s the contrast between the real modernity—the heart of modernity for being independence, for believing in individuality—and then the surface modernity, which is the consumption of technology and all that. I felt that was very interesting. 

'Wadjda' Filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour on Her Groundbreaking Debut Feature

bbook:

When I was a kid I went with my father to buy a bicycle for my brothers and I saw a green bicycle. My father didn’t care, but the guy selling it didn’t like it, he thought my father making the wrong choice, but I got it. However, I wasn’t allowed to ride my bicycle outside the home, only in the backyard. But the idea came because I wanted to show the tension between modernity and tradition and how Saudi appears to be modern because its a rich country—every kid has an iPad and everything—but they’re very traditional. For me, it’s the contrast between the real modernity—the heart of modernity for being independence, for believing in individuality—and then the surface modernity, which is the consumption of technology and all that. I felt that was very interesting. 

17 4 / 2014

andreii-tarkovsky:

2013 - Best Film Directed by a Woman 

↳ Fill the Void - Rama Burshtein

  • Lore - Cate Shortland
  • Bastards - Claire Denis
  • Electrick Children - Rebecca Thomas
  • Wadjda - Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Enough Said - Nicole Holofcener
  • The Bling Ring - Sofia Coppola
  • Stories We Tell - Sarah Polley
  • My Brother the Devil - Sally El Hosaini
  • The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology - Sophie Fiennes 

16 4 / 2014

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16 4 / 2014

nitratediva:

Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah (1936).

nitratediva:

Marlene Dietrich in The Garden of Allah (1936).

16 4 / 2014

dessertdraw:

Kristen Bell plays "What's that?" Frozen edition (X)

OH MY GOD

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16 4 / 2014

16 4 / 2014

i feel like matthew weiner is making a point about don’s increasing irrelevance with this shot. whereas benjamin and jackie represent the young and the cool, respectively, don has always been a symbol of changing attitudes of the 1960s & how little heed his coworkers, lovers, children and underlings pay him as the series progresses. though, like benjamin & jackie, he suffers from existential malaise, he is decidedly moving in the opposite direction from the hip.

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16 4 / 2014

16 4 / 2014