Cineworld, February 17, 9.15pm; February 18, 3.30pm
Focusing upon a brief period in the life of a Saudi Arabian schoolgirl as she strives to purchase a bicycle (which females are forbidden from riding in the kingdom), Haifaa Al-Mansour's movie is entirely deserving of its international acclaim. Deceptively modest in tone and technique, as in subject, it is reminiscent, in some regards, of the work of the great Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, Crimson Gold, Offside).
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