Wajib

Monday 3rd December

Set in Nazareth just before Christmas but whilst the town is decorated this drama is not about the festival. This is a family drama primarily about a father and son. Both are middle class professionals but the father has remained in his homeland, the son works in Italy. They are at odds over matters of politics and lifestyle and they have a family wedding to get through peaceably. A subtle examination there is an integrity about the film that is richly satisfying.

Film Notes.

2 comments

    • Julia Molinari on December 4, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    Can’t say I noticed any ‘jumpy quality’ – I was too enthralled by the clever narrative and overall tenderness of this gorgeous little film! Thank you for programming it.

    Father and son (they really are, too!), ‘trapped’ in a car telling each other their life stories, delivering wedding invitations, and meandering into new stories as each delivery involves tea, cake, beer, reminiscing, awkwardness, weirdness, reconnections with the past, recriminations, and so much hope for the future.

    A beautiful, funny family drama that shows national boundaries to be pathetically artificial when it comes to love and relationships.

    Really loved it!

    Thanks.

    • Luay on December 4, 2018 at 9:41 am
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    Apologies for the slightly jumpy quality of this film. Because we were screening it pre-release, the disc was supplied by the distributors. The subtitles were also a little difficult to read on pale backgrounds.

    We hope this didn’t mar your enjoyment.

    Luay

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