Wajib - The Wedding Invitation
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 Shadi thinks the exercise is outdated and meaningless.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.
Arabic language, English subtitles
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.
Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior
LATE NIGHT is a #mood. Make sure to get your tickets to our advance screening on this Wednesday!… https://t.co/8GORxYd3fa
@apollo11movie is now showing at Nova! https://t.co/rwcaxaXYt1
RT @LostInFilm: https://t.co/wMQEx1GjH3
The Blair Witch Project holds up 20 years later - what other films hold up well decades later? https://t.co/vr7yeofcyV
@sleeplessmiles Hi Sarah, Yes we should be playing it but it's not been dated for Australian release yet. Keep an e… https://t.co/OxDgzkXjUB