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Wajib (2017)




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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.


Critic Reviews for Wajib

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (2)

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.

December 29, 2017 | Full Review…

An intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Wajib may appear to have narrowed its horizons, but in burrowing down to the essentials, allowing detail to speak volumes, [Jacir] proves, resoundingly, that less can be far, far more.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Jacir continues to impress with this poignant, bittersweet comedy of estrangement and identity...

September 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's little here that bucks the conventional road-movie structure, but the droll script and humane performances are quite special.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An eye-widening, culturally rich look at life inside a Palestinian family.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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