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Wajib

Drama

WAJIB

Wednesday 27 March 2019
10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm & 7.15 pm
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Palestine/France/Germany (Subtitles)
Drama
96 mins
M

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.

 

Reviews:

“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


Upcoming Events & Info

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Noosa Film Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18th March at 6.30pm at Noosa 5, preceding the NFS screening. Nominations are invited from members who would like to join the management committee. Please contact Holly Pittman on 0402 255 027 or by email (president@noosafilmsoc.org) for further information. Nominations close on 4th March.

NOOSA 5 Screenings

Don't miss The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book, all these films are up for Academy Awards. For details and screening times, please visit the Noosa Cinemas  website.
 

SCREENING TIMES

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!

Diarise these Dates for 2019

February 18, 27; March 13, 18, 27; April 24, 29; May 8, 22, 27; June 12, 17, 26; July 17, 22, 31; August 14, 219, 28; September 11, 16; October 9, 23, 28; November 13, 18, 27; December 11.