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Wajib

  • Directed by Annemarie Jacir
  • Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/United Arab Emerites, 2017, 96 mins. , Arabic

Shadi, an architect in Rome, returns to his paternal home for the first time in years to honor the Nazareth tradition of hand-delivering his sister’s wedding invitations with his father Wajib. But the two men haven’t spoken for a long time and don’t see eye-to-eye on many things—from who should be invited to what music to listen to in the car. But as their comic bickering continues against the backdrop of a vibrant city, tense personal antagonism, small-town gossip, and political, cultural and generational differences fall to the bonds of father and son. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Dubai International Film Festival and this year’s Palestinian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (96 mins.) In Arabic with English subtitles.

Filmography: When I Saw You (2012), Salt of This Sea (2008)

Reviews: Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Screen Daily

Interviews: 4:3

Genres: Drama