september, 2018

14sepAll DayFeaturedUK & Ireland Theatrical Release of WAJIBDirected by Annemarie JacirUnited KingdomCountry:United Kingdom

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We’re happy to announce the release of Wajib directed by Annemarie Jacir, starting September 14 in cinemas in the UK.
Curzon Bloomsbury, Cine Lumiere,
#London #Dublin #Sheffield #Cambridge #Bristol

Exact cinemas and times to be updated here:


*Winner of Best Film at Mar Del Plata, Dubai, Amiens, Kerala, Kosovo and 29 international awards and Palestine’s 2017 Oscar Entry

Abu Shadi, 65, is a divorced father and a school teacher living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per 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.

A whip-smart, moving comedy – CineVue

Beautifully nuanced, slyly political and frequently very funny… offers a generous portrait of pinpoint specificity and universal appeal – Sight & Sound

Naturalistic, nicely paced and well played. A wryly-observed family drama. – Allan Hunter, Screendaily

Annemarie Jacir’s strong suits are as a scriptwriter and as a director of actors. She crafts lively, believable dialogue throughout, shot through with a likable streak of earthy humor, providing nuanced characterizations for the Bakris to convincingly inhabit and bring to life. –Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

Proof, if any further evidence was needed, that Jacir is the pre-eminent female filmmaker in the Arab world, whether she’s working as a director, producer, editor or screenwriter.
-Kaleem Aftab, Filmmaker Magazine

* Best Film (Golden Muhr) – Dubai Int. Film Festival
* Best Actor (Golden Muhr) – Dubai Int. Film Festival
* Jury Special Mention – London BFI Film Festival
* Best Film (Golden Unicorn) – Amiens Int. Film Festival
* Audience Award – Amiens Int. Film Festival
* Best Film (Golden Astor) – Mar Del Plata Int. Film Festival
* Best Actor – Mar Del Plata Int. Film Festival
* Best Feature Film – Argentine Film Critics Association, Mar Del Plata
* Best Feature Film – SIGNIS Prize, Mar Del Plata
* Best Film – Int. Film Festival of Kerala
* Youth Jury Award – Locarno Film Festival
* FICC/IFFS Prize – Locarno Film Festival
* ISPEC Cinema Award – Locarno Film Festival
* Jury Prize – MedFilm (Rome)
* Youth Jury Award – Cinemed, Montpellier
* Coup de Coeur Award – Cine Festival en Pays de Fayence
* Best Actor – Festival Int. du Cinema Mediterraneen de Tetouan
* Audience Award – Middle East Now, Florence
* Circle Award – Washington DC Int. Film Festival
* Palestine Official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film
* Asian Pacific Screen Awards – Nomination, Best Actor
* Winner 2018 Arab Critics Awards: Best Film, Best Screenplay & Best Actor
* Best Film – Festival Cinema d’iDea, Italy
* Best European Film – Prishtina Int. Film Festival (Kosovo)
* Best Film – Casablanca Film Festival, Morocco
* Jury Prize – Oran Film Festival, Algeria
* Best Actor – Oran Film Festival, Algeria
* Best Film – Cinetopia Film Festival


2017 | ’94
In Arabic with English subtitles

DIRECTOR: Annemarie Jacir
CAST: Saleh Bakri, Mohammad Bakri
SCRIPT: Annemarie Jacir
PRODUCER: Ossama Bawardi
EDITING: Jacques Comets
SOUND: Carlos Garcia, Kostas Vabriotis
PRODUCTION: Philistine Films


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