WAJIB

PALESTINE/FRANCE  •  90′
a film by ANNEMARIE JACIR

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in is mid-60s living in Nazareth. After is daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, is architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help is fatherin hand delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. As is estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

 

FESTIVALS

PALESTINE’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE 2018 ACADEMY AWARDS
LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL IN COMPETITION (Switzerland 2017)
Don Quixote Award, Youth Jury Award & ISPEC Cinema Award

2018 • End of July Wajib picked up BEST FILM at the Prishtina International Film Festival in Kosovo, BEST FILM in Casablanca Film Festival, Cine Ville, and the JURY PRIZE as well as BEST ACTOR for both Mohamad Bakri and Saleh Bakri at the Arab Film Festival of Oran, Algeria.

Earlier awards include Best Film at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival, Amiens Film Festival, Kerala International Film Festival and Washington DC International Film Festival. filmmakers.

Full list of awards
* Best Film (Golden Muhr) – Dubai Int. Film Festival
* Best Actor (Golden Muhr) – Dubai Int. Film Festival
* Jury Special Mention – London BFI Film Festival
* Best Film (Golden Unicorn) – Amiens Int. Film Festival
* Audience Award – Amiens Int. Film Festival
* Best Film (Golden Astor) – Mar Del Plata Int. Film Festival
* Best Actor Mohamad Bakri  – Mar Del Plata Int. Film Festival
* Best Feature Film – Argentine Film Critics Association, Mar Del Plata
* Best Feature Film – SIGNIS Prize, Mar Del Plata
* Best Film – Int. Film Festival of Kerala
* Youth Jury Award – Locarno Film Festival
* FICC/IFFS Prize – Locarno Film Festival
* ISPEC Cinema Award – Locarno Film Festival
* Jury Prize – MedFilm (Rome)
* Youth Jury Award – Cinemed, Montpellier
* Coup de Coeur Award – Cine Festival en Pays de Fayence
* Best Actor – Festival Int. du Cinema Mediterraneen de Tetouan
* Audience Award – Middle East Now, Florence
* Circle Award – Washington DC Int. Film Festival
* Palestine Official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film
* Asian Pacific Screen Awards – Nomination, Best Actor
* Winner 2018 Arab Critics Awards: Best Film, Best Screenplay & Best Actor
* Best Film – Festival Cinema d’iDea, Italy
* Best European Film – Prishtina Int. Film Festival (Kosovo)
* Best Film – Casablanca Film Festival, Morocco
* Jury Prize – Oran Arab Film Festival
* Best Actor – Oran Arab Film Festival (Mohammad and Saleh Bakri)

PRESS

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CREDIT

author-director ANNEMARIE JACIR
producers OSSAMA BAWARDI with JACQUES BIDOU, MARIANNE DUMOULIN
productions PHILISTINE FILMS, JBA PRODUCTION, CIUDAD LUNAR,  APE&BJORN, SHORTCUTS FILMS, CACTUS WORLD FILMS, SNOW GLOBE FILM, METAFORA PRODUCTIONS
editing JACQUES COMETS
casting MOHAMMAD BAKRI, SALEH BAKRI
image ANTOINE HEBERLE
sound CARLOS GARCIA
year of production 2017 
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LANGUAGES

Arab – Hebrew – VO st eng – fr