30.09. - 09.10.2021

Wajib Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates 2017 | 96 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Annemarie Jacir

ANNEMARIE JACIR (*1974) is an independent Palestinian film-maker and author, and represents the Arab New Wave. Her previous film When I Saw You was the Palestinian entry for the Foreign Language Oscar in 2013.

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Architect Shadi is not exactly overjoyed that he has to return to his home city of Nazareth after years of living in Rome – but Palestinian tradition obliges him. His sister is going to get married and Shadi and his father have to hand out the invitations personally. Together, the two men drive through the streets of Nazareth and realize that their fundamentally different lifestyles are the cause of more tension than anticipated. Wajib portrays not only a generational conflict with great sensitivity and a goodly portion of humour, but also life in modern Nazareth. 
Original title: Wajib
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Annemarie Jacir
Screenplay: Annemarie Jacir
Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik
Producer: Ossama Bawardi
Director of Photography: Antoine Héberlé
Music: Koo Abu Ali
Production Design: Nael Kanj
Editor: Jacques Comets
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pyramide International
Production: Philistine Films in Coproduction mit Ape&Bjørn; Ciudad Lunar Producciones; Klinkerfilm Productions; Snowglobe Films; JBA Production; Cactus World Films; Metafora Productions; Shortcut Films; NDR
Contact: Ilaria Gomarasca, Pyramide International:


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