Wajib - The Wedding Invitation

Writer-director Annemarie Jacir’s multi-award winning comic drama WAJIB - THE WEDDING INVITATION explores the lives of Palestinians living in Israel, and stars real life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri.

The title of Wajib translates as ‘duty’, and it is 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 Shadi thinks the exercise is outdated and meaningless.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, director Jacir (Salt of this Sea, When I Saw You) brings a worldly, wise and witty eye to this hugely entertaining and illuminating slice of Palestinian life.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

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Commences Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
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Running Time 93
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