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The Main 2 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 9:20 PM
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Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Women & Film
Tags:Oscar Submission
Comedy Drama
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Women Directors
Release Year:2017
Runtime:96 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Film
ISPEC Cinema Award
Don Quixote Award - Locarno International Film Festival
Best Actor
Best Fiction Feature - Dubai International Film Festival
Best Film International Competition
Best Actor
ACCA Jury Prize - Mar del Plata Film Festival
United Arab Emirates
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Pyramide
Director:Annemarie Jacir
Producer:Ossama Bawardi
Jacques Bidou
Marianne Dumoulin
Cinematographer:Antoine Housle
Screenwriter:Annemarie Jacir
Editor:Jacques Comets
Principal Cast:Mohammad Bakri
Saleh Bakri
Maria Zreik
Rana Alamuddin
Filmography:Salt of This Sea ('08)
When I Saw You ('12)


From the preeminent female filmmaker in the Arab world comes the extremely likable and totally engaging Wajib. This wry dramedy follows a divorced father, a respected teacher, and his visiting architect son as they hand deliver wedding invitations in Nazareth in the lead up to Christmas. The film is replete with lively, believable dialogue and relationships.

With the charismatic, richly nuanced renditions of real life father and son Mohammed and Saleh Bakri, Jacir’s wise screenplay subtly brings out differences in generational attitudes and contradictions in outlook, between those who leave the Territory and those who remain, and Variety’s Jay Wessberg calls it “An intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian.”

Director Biography

Annemarie Jacir Poet, curator and filmmaker Annemarie Jacir is known for a diverse range of work, including her films When I Saw You (’12) and Salt of the Sea (’08) as well as her numerous publications for poetry, such as in the Crab Orchard Review and Mizna. She founded the Dream of a Nation Palestinian Cinema Project and is part of the Palestinian Filmmakers’ Collective, an organization she helped build as well.


"Wajib gives an unfussily illuminating snapshot of modern-day Nazareth, where a majority Arab population - has found ways to get along under the fiddly, capricious restrictions of the Israeli state." - Hollywood Reporter


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