Wajib

Palestine, 2017

Director: Annemarie Jacir

Showing: 3 april 2019

Directed by Palestine’s first female feature film maker Annemarie Jacir, is an affecting yet humorous family drama. A father in Nazareth must get together with his estranged son Shadi, now an architect in Rome, to deliver his daughter's wedding invitations in person as per local custom. Simmering tensions are interspersed with wit as Shadi returns to help his father perform this duty (wajib), and their arguments reveal why the son can never return “home” as his father wishes.


(96 mins, 15, Arabic with sub-titles)