Directed by Annemarie Jacir (Palestine, 2017, 96 min.).
In this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You), the only daughter of a divorced father (Mohammad Bakri) living in Nazareth is getting married. The father’s estranged son (Saleh Bakri) has returned from Rome after years abroad to help his father hand-deliver wedding invitations to each guest, as per local Palestinian custom. As father and son spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head. Wajib is Palestine’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film in this year’s Oscar race.
Co-presented with the Boston Palestine Film Festival and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/254717097
The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) brings Palestine-related cinema, narratives, and culture to New England audiences. The festival features compelling and thought-provoking films, including documentaries, features, rare early works, video art pieces, and new films by emerging artists and youth. These works from directors around the world offer refreshingly honest, self-described, and independent views of Palestine and its history, culture, and geographically dispersed society.