Wajib

2017/Color/96 mins/Palestine




Category Cinema International
Director Annemarie Jacir
Producer Ossama Bawardi
Screenplay Annemarie Jacir
Cinematography Antoine Heberle
Editor Jacques Comets
Music NA
Set Nael Kanj
Costume Hamada Atallah
Cast Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Karma Zoabi, Rana Alamuddin, Maria Zriek
Production Company Philistine Films
World Sales Pyramide Intl Paris
Festival/Awards Toronto, 2017; Locarno, 2017

After years abroad in Italy, Shadi returns to his native Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming. He's back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his "wajib" (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister's wedding with his father, Abu Shadi. The simmering tension between the two-who are often stuck in a car, more often than not in traffic-builds, exposing the sometimes-comic chasms that exist between men who live in different worlds but share an unshakable bond.

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