Competition: Win ‘Wadjda’ *closed*

A rebellious girl hatches a plan to get her hands on the bicycle she so dearly craves in Wadjda (2012), a heartwarming coming-of-age story and word-of-mouth hit from first-time Saudi director Haifaa al-Mansour. To celebrate the home entertainment release of al-Mansour’s historic film (the first feature shot entirely in Saudi Arabia) on Monday 3 February, this week we’re giving away THREE DVD copies of Wadjda to our world cinema-loving readership, courtesy of the great team at UK distributors Soda Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Living within a conservative city suburb, fun-loving eleven-year-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) has her heart set on a green bicycle so that she can beat the boys in their neighbourhood races. But when her mother (Reem Abdullah) forbids it, anticipating a reaction from a society that disapproves of women riding bicycles, an enterprising Wadjda decides to raise the money herself by entering a local Qur’an reading competition that offers a cash prize.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Wadjda on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

In which Saudi city is Haifaa al-Mansour’s Wadjda set?

a) Jeddah
b) Mecca
c) Riyadh

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Wadjda’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Haifaa al-Mansour’s Wadjda is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 3 February, courtesy of Soda Pictures.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 6 February 2014.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.