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Over one winter’s day in Nazareth, father Abu and son, Shadi ( real-life father and son actors Mohammed and Saleh Bakri) visit friends and family to deliver invitations for the wedding of Abu’s daughter. Along the way,  they reminisce, bicker and laugh together revealing tensions both political and familial. A richly cinematic sense of place, complex characters and a fine script make this film both thought provoking and entertaining.

This program is made possible by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Lunder Foundation, and the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.

“Built foursquare around the charm and skill of co-leads Mohammad and Saleh Bakri, father and son onscreen and off.Hollywood Reporter

“A poignant, bittersweet comedy of estrangement and identity.” The Guardian

“There’s a quiet warmth that runs like a current through Wajib.” NY Times Critics Pick

FILM DETAILS

Drama / Dir: Annemarie Jacir / Starring: Mohammed Bakri, Saleh Bakri / 2017 / France, Palestine / Arabic w/ Eng ST / 96 min

festivals

Locarno Int’l FF, Sydney FF, Circle Award: Washington DC FF, Montpelier Mediterranean Intl FF, Best Film Honourable Mention:  London FF, Directors Award: Cinetopia FF, UK Jewish FF, San Francisco JFF; Directors

Festival Calendar

Location

Railroad Square Cinema

17 Railroad Square,
Waterville, ME

Showtime

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00pm

Genre

Drama

Running Time

96 minutes

Details

This Screening is at RR Square in Waterville

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Additional Showtimes

Sunday, March 10, 1:30pm (Nickelodeon Cinema)