Film Club | Wajib

  • 23rd Apr
  • 20:00
  • €8
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street
Cinema

book tickets now

Tuesday 23rd April

DIR: Annemarie Jacir  
PALESTINE | 2017 | Cert 15

Why not buy our Film Club Bundle and see 6 films for only €30. Book here

Architect Shadi returns from Italy to his native Nazereth for his sister’s upcoming marriage. He has reluctantly agreed to honour his “wajib” or duty, to accompany his father in hand-delivering invitations for the wedding. Forced to spend time together after many years apart, past tensions and differences between father and son come to the surface. But as their journey continues, both men also start to get to know and understand each other better....

In Wajib, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir uses a centuries-old custom as a simple device to explore familial and intergenerational tensions for contemporary Palestinians. Real-life father-and-son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri (The Band’s Visit) infuse their characters with warmth and humour. The result is a poignant yet entertaining drama.

"Sprightly comedy drama, with moments of terrific comedy" - The Guardian