Wednesday 27 March 2019
10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm & 7.15 pm
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri) is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter's wedding in one month, he will be living alone. Shadi (Saleh Bakri), his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father to hand-deliver the wedding invitations to each guest, which is the local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives. Wajib was submitted as the Foreign Language Movie for Palestine for the Oscars.
“Wajib gives an unfussily illuminating snapshot of modern-day Nazareth, where a majority Arab population - most seen here are Christian - has found ways to get along under the fiddly, capricious restrictions of the Israeli state.” Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter.
“How often do you see a film set in contemporary Nazareth? And a really good one, with heart, humour, dynamism, and politics served without pressure or pain?.”– C.J. Johnson ABC Radio (Australia)
“An intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety
In 2017 NFS purchased and donated two Canon digitial cameras to Noosa District High School for their Film, Television and New Media students. Here is one of the short films presented at their end of year 'Noscars' event - Without Trucks, Australia Stops.
Don't miss Hotel Mumbai , Swimming With Men and Sometimes Always Never. For details
and screening times, please visit the Noosa Cinemas website.
Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm. Monday screening times are 10:00am and 6:30pm (with allocated seating). Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!
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219, 28; September 11, 16; October 9, 23, 28; November 13, 18, 27; December 11.