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  • Abbey Arts Centre
  • July 7, 2021
  • Wednesday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM

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Wajib

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Wednesday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
July 7, 2021

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Wednesday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
July 7, 2021

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Wajib

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik, Rana Alamuddin
Time: 96 minutes, Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, 2017, CLUB TBC

Synopsis

Architect Shadi returns from Italy to his native Nazereth for his sister’s upcoming marriage. He has reluctantly agreed to honour his “wajib” or duty, to accompany his father in hand-delivering invitations for the wedding. Forced to spend time together after many years apart, past tensions and differences between father and son come to the surface. But as their journey continues, both men also start to get to know and understand each other better….  

In Wajib, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir uses a centuries-old custom as a simple device to explore familial and intergenerational tensions for contemporary Palestinians. Real-life father-and-son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri (The Band’s Visit) infuse their characters with warmth and humour. The result is a poignant yet entertaining drama.

Festivals

Locarno Film Festival 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
Sydney Film Festival 2018
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018

Awards

Winner – Don Quixote Award (International Federation of Film Societies), Locarno Film Festival 2018

Quotes

“…an intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home.” – Variety

“Naturalistic, nicely paced and well played by the lead actors, Wajib succeeds at making us invest in its fragile father/son relationship…” – Screen International

Other

Palestinian submission to Best Foreign Language Film category for 2018 Academy Awards

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