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BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmWajib

Director(s)Annemarie Jacir
Running Time1HR 37MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonMain Programme

Wajib is a powerful, affecting and frequently funny drama by Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You), Palestine's first female feature filmmaker.

Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri), a divorced father and a schoolteacher, living in Nazareth, looks forward to his daughter's marriage. His son Shadi (Saleh Bakri) arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in the local custom of hand-delivering wedding invitations to each guest. But as the estranged pair spend the day together and discuss their future, their terse relationship causes them to also reflect on the past.

A film that examines the experience of Palestinians living within Israel’s borders for the first time with deft humour, Wajib is a moving tale that dances along the easily blurred line between love and duty.

“Beautifully nuanced, slyly political and very funny.” – SIGHT & SOUND


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