WAJIB - THE WEDDING INVITATION

About The Film

The title of Wajib translates as ‘duty’, and it’s duty that brings architect Shadi (Saleh Bakri) from Rome back to Nazareth, where his sister Amal (Maria Zriek) is to be married. Local tradition dictates that Shadi and his divorced dad, Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri), must drive around town delivering wedding invitations. Friction is in the air even before the duo clamber into Abu Shadi’s beloved and beaten-up old Volvo. Shadi thinks the exercise is outdated and meaningless. For his father, it’s about maintaining important community rituals. Bakri and son Saleh are terrific and earthily funny as the bickering duo who meet colourful characters on their cross-city travels. A Palestinian born in Bethlehem, raised in Saudi Arabia and educated in New York, Annemarie Jacir (Salt of this Sea, 2008; When I Saw You, 2012) brings a worldly, wise and witty eye to this hugely entertaining and illuminating slice of Palestinian life.

Year
2017
Director
Annemarie Jacir
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Runtime
96 mins

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Dendy Opera Quays
2 East Circular Quay Sydney
Thu 20 September
7:00pm
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State Cinema
375 Elizabeth St North Hobart
Thu 27 September
6:30pm
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Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St Carlton
Thu 4 October
7:00pm
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Event Cinemas, Brisbane City Myer Centre
Myer Centre, Level 3 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City
Thu 11 October
6:30pm
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Event Cinemas, Manuka
6 Franklin St, Griffith
Thu 18 October
6:30pm
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Event Cinemas Innaloo
57 Liege St, Innaloo
Fri 26 October
6:30pm
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