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Maleny Film Society Presents – Wajib
January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Doors Open 6 pm for Optional Sit-Down Dinner
Movie Starts at 7:15 pm
Wajib tells the story of estranged father and son, Abu and Shadi (played by actors who are actually father and son) whose solemn duty (Wajib) it is to deliver by hand invitations to the wedding of their daughter/sister. They drive around a town festooned with Christmas decorations in a battered Volvo bickering, sometimes humorously sometimes bitterly, displaying profound differences of age, generation and politics to fly-on-the-wall-audience through a hand-held camera. But here’s the thing: the family is Palestinian, the city Nazareth and the Director, brilliant Palestinian writer-director, Annemarie Jacir. This festival-favorite has won awards around the world from London to Locarno. Leslie Felperin, Guardian film critic, wrote: “Annemarie Jacir’s comedy-drama interleaves simmering tension in the Israeli town with moments of terrific humour”. Duty bound viewing