• Wajib

    Directed by Annemarie Jacir
    Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/United Arab Emirates | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • Wajib

    Directed by Annemarie Jacir
    Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/United Arab Emirates | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • Wajib

    Directed by Annemarie Jacir
    Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/United Arab Emirates | 96 minutes | Awards Buzz

A charming and intimate road movie about community, Palestinian identity, and what connects us to home. Wajib stars real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri as family members with vastly differing viewpoints.

Schedule

January 7, 2018 11:00 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Palestinian architect Shadi is back home in Nazareth to fulfill his wajib—his duty—in the preparations for his younger sister’s upcoming wedding. Shadi makes Italy his full time home now, and his stylish red pants and pink shirt (not to mention the fact that he’s unmarried with a live-in girlfriend) are just a tad out of place to his dad, Abu Shadi, a beloved local teacher. As the father-son duo drive around in Abu Shadi’s old car delivering wedding invitations, the differences between Shadi’s idealistic viewpoints and his father’s pragmatic beliefs surface.

Wajib is a charming and intimate road movie starring real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri. Funny neighbors and family members, lusty ex-girlfriends, favorite uncles and cousins and a few too many cups of coffee round out this story of community, Palestinian identity and the trappings—and people—that connect us with home.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Original Language Title: Duty
Country: Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/United Arab Emirates
Year: 2017
Running Time: 96 minutes
Language: Arabic (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Best Film Special Prize, Locarno International Film Festival
Director: Annemarie Jacir
Producers: Ossama Bawardi
Principal Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik, Rana Alamuddin
Cinematographers: Antoine Héberlé
Editor: Jacques Comets
Screenwriter: Annemarie Jacir

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