SAFAR Film Festival 2018: Wajib

15 September '18 at 8:30 pm

WAJIB + Q&A with director Annemarie Jacir and curator Joseph Fahim

Annemarie Jacir | Palestine | 2017 | 96 min

Director Annemarie Jacir announces a new chapter of Palestinian cinema with her sensitively realized third feature. Her road movie stars veteran Palestinian thespian Mohammed Bakri in the role of a teacher, known and respected within his community, who embarks on a journey across Nazareth with his estranged architect son (played by Bakri’s real-life son, Saleh) to hand-deliver the wedding invitations for his daughter, as is the tradition. Carried by pitch-perfect performances by the highly charismatic Bakris, Jacir’s best film to date is a nuanced portrait of generational disconnect; of fading idealism; of open family wounds. Most of all, it’s a story of survival, delivered with charm, compassion and palpable love.

TICKETS HERE (£12/£10 concessions)


Cine Lumiere, The Institut Francais

17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT


Arab British Centre