A Wedding

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sun, Apr 16, 2017 2:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 4:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Wed, May 3, 2017 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Passages
Tags:Drama
Immigration
Romance
Culture & Society
Women's Issues
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2016
Runtime:98 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Actor and Best Actress - Angoulême Film Festival
Country/Region:Belgium
France
Luxembourg
Pakistan
Language:French
Urdu
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Jour2Fête
Cast/Crew
Director:Stephan Streker
Producer:Michaël Goldberg
Cinematographer:Grimm Vandekerckhove
Screenwriter:Stephan Streker
Editor:Jérome Guiot
Mathilde Muyard
Principal Cast:Lina El Arabi
Sébastien Houbani
Babak Karimi
Olivier Gourmet
Filmography:Michael Blanco ('04)
Le monde nous appartient ('12)

Description

Zahira should be a typical young woman: college bound, living in a Belgian suburb with her loving parents, having a bright future. Even when she becomes pregnant and questions whether to deliver the baby or have an abortion, it seems that her family supports her. But tensions rise from another direction: Zahira and her family are devout Muslims from Pakistan, and it is tradition for her to wed one of three young men from their homeland. As is pointed out, this is two more than her mother had at her age and she’ll actually get to talk with them in advance via Skype. But this is hardly freedom to Zahira, and soon she finds her relationship with her parents, and especially her brother, under extreme duress. When she falls in love with a local auto mechanic, her family may no longer be so open minded.


Director’s Biography

Stephan Streker: Stephan Streker was born in Brussels in 1978, and has worked as a photographer, movie critic, and sports reporter. He wrote Gainsbourg: Portrait of an Artist in Trompe-l'œil (De Boeck, '90). A Wedding is his third feature, after Michael Blanco ('04) and Le monde nous appartient ('12.)