Five Continents

Wajib

Annemarie Jacir | 96min | Palestina, Frankrike, Colombia, Tyskland, Norge, Qatar, Förenade arabemiraten

  • År: 2017
  • Språk: Arabiska
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Svensk Premiär

I Palestinas underhållande Oscarkandidat skildras en trevande far och son-relation mot bakgrunden av palestinska bröllopsförberedelser i ett bullrigt Nazareth.

Efter flera år i Rom, återvänder Shadi motvilligt hem till Nazareth. Hans syster ska gifta sig och seden säger att bröllopsinbjudningarna måste delas ut personligen till varenda gäst. Tillsammans med sin frånskilde pappa tillbringar han några dagar i dennes gamla risiga Volvo, körandes kors och tvärs i den kaotiska trafiken med de viktiga kuverten. Regissören Annemarie Jacir levererar en rolig och intim dramakomedi, som utspelar sig i en miljö präglad av identitetskris och politisk och social spänning. Skådespelarna Saleh och Mohammad Bakri – far och son även i verkligheten – presterar på ett sätt som värmer ända in i hjärteroten. 

- Camilla Larsson

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Annemarie Jacir

Regissör: Annemarie Jacir

Annemarie Jacir, born in 1974 in Betlehem, Israel, has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Her short film Like Twenty Impossibles (2003) was the first Arab short film in history to be an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival and continued to break ground when it went on to be a finalist for the Academy Awards. Her second work to debut in Cannes Un Certain Regard, the critically acclaimed Salt of the Sea (2008), garnered fourteen international awards, included the FIPRESCI Critics Award. It was the first feature film directed by a Palestinian woman and Palestine’s 2008 Oscar Entry for Foreign Language Film. When I Saw You won, among other awards, Best Asian Film at the 63rd Berlin Intl Film Festival and Best Arab Film in Abu Dhabi FF. It was also Palestine’s 2012 Oscar Entry.

In Palestine, there is a tradition which remains a big part of life today. When someone gets married, the men of the family, usually the father and sons, are expected to personally deliver the wedding invitations to each invitee in person. There is no mailing of invitations, or having them delivered by strangers. And unless the invitations are personally delivered, it is considered disrespectful. I don’t know any other place which adheres to this tradition as much as the Palestinians living in the North of Palestine, where «Wajib» is set. «Wajib» loosely means «social duty». When my husband sister’s got married, it was his wajib to deliver the invitations with his father. I decided to silently tag along as he and his father spent five days traversing the city and surrounding villages delivering each invitation. As the silent observer, it was at times funny and other times painful. Aspects of that special relationship between father and son, the tensions of a sometimes tested love between them, came out in small ways. I began working on the idea for a film about this fragile relationship.

Producent:
Ossama Bawardi
Manusförfattare:
Annemarie Jacir
Fotograf:
Antoine Heberle
Klippare:
Jacques Comets
Musik:
Koo Abu Ali
Medverkande:
Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri
Kontakt:
Pyramide International, sales@pyramidefilms.com
Regissörens filmografi:
  • 2012 When I Saw You, Feature; 2008 Salt of the Sea, Feature; 2005 A Few Crumbs for the Birds, Short; 2003 Like Twenty Impossibles, Short; 2001 The Satellite Shooters, Short; 1999 A Post Oslo History, Short.