Wajib | واجب

Directed by Annemarie Jacir Now Showing

2017 | Palestine, France, Colombia, Germany, UAE, Qatar, Norway | 97 min | in Arabic with English subtitles
With: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri


Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-sixties living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.


Awards and Festivals

Muhr Award for Best Fiction Feature – Dubai International Film Festival 2017
Muhr Award for Best Actor – Dubai International Film Festival 2017
Special Prize for Best Film, ISPEC Cinema Award – Locarno International Film Festival 2017
Best Film, Best Actor – Mar del Plata Film Festival 2017
Youth Audience Award for Best Film – Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival 2017
Best Film – Honourable Mention, Jury Commendation – London Film Festival 2017