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Wajib (15) S

Friday 05 October 2018 to Monday 08 October 2018

Wajib (15) S

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  • Director Annemarie Jacir
  • Origin Norway/Denmark/Germany/United Arab Emirates/Qatar/
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 100 minutes

 

"Annemarie Jacir's comedy-drama interleaves simmering tension in the Israeli town with moments of terrific humour as a father and son deliver wedding invitations." ★★★★ - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian


 

A father must come together with his estranged son for a traditional task in this rousing family drama and road movie by renowned Palestinian poet, actress, writer and filmmaker Annmarie Jacir (Salt Of This Sea, When I Saw You) exploring what it means to be a Palestinian abroad vs. a Palestinian at home.

After years abroad in Italy, architect Shadi (Saleh Bakri) returns to his native Nazareth. He's back to somewhat begrudgingly honour his "wajib" (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister's wedding with his father, Abu Shadi (played by Bakri's real life father Mohammad). In this film Jacir explores the experience of Palestinians living within Israel's borders with humour rooted in observational moments and simmering tensions building between the family.

A moving tale.