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Closing Night: Wajib

September 23
Starting at 6:45 PM

96 mins
Annemarie Jacir
2017 - Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, UAE

After years abroad in Italy, Shadi (Saleh Bakri) returns home to Nazareth in advance of his sister’s wedding. Reluctantly, he fulfils his personal duties (‘wajib’) and accompanies his divorced father (Mohammad Bakri) to hand deliver the wedding invitations to all the guests. Stuck in the car together as they travel from house to house, comic interactions become personal tensions simmer then boil as father and son challenge each other’s identities and life choices. This deeply moving story by famed Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir provides an important reflection on the lives of Palestinians living inside Israel.