Wajib Reviews

April 16, 2020
[A] crowd-pleasing Palestinian drama.
October 10, 2018
On this simple premise, Palestinian writer-director Annemarie Jacir has constructed a rueful and, at times, savage comedy about the daily dilemmas of Arabs living in Israel.
October 4, 2018
Ms. Jacir is a thrifty filmmaker; there's nothing frilly in this movie. But she is also a sensitive and imaginative and resourceful one.
September 14, 2018
There's little here that bucks the conventional road-movie structure, but the droll script and humane performances are quite special.
September 14, 2018
An eye-widening, culturally rich look at life inside a Palestinian family.
September 13, 2018
You might argue that the script is perhaps too tidy and neat, but the rich sense of place and multidimensional characters are too seductive to resist.
September 12, 2018
Filmmaker and author-poet Annemarie Jacir films the faces, the doleful one-stop living rooms, the dusty downtown streets. It's a doggerel odyssey, mischievously done.
December 30, 2017
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.
August 10, 2017
An intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home.