Wajib

Wajib
  • 2017
  • Palestine / France / Colombia
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Annemarie Jacir
  • Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Tarik Kopty, Maria Zreik
  • Language: Arabic
  • UK release: 9 October 2017

Shadi (Bakri) has to accompany his father Abu Shadi (Bakri) as they hand-deliver wedding invitations for sister Amal (Zreik). Smartly-paced, modestly-scaled family drama that leaves a warm glow even while it deals honestly with difficult issues.

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Wajib

10 Sep 20184 stars

Warm and relatable road movie from Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir

Annemarie Jacir's wry, prodigal son saga Wajib is loosely inspired by events in her own life. The material is personal and the Nazareth setting specific but there is a universal resonance to the tale. It is easy to relate to the suffocating family…

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