Abu Shadi 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, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations 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.
fiction, Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/France/Germany/Colombia/Norway/Qatar/UAE 2017, 96 min, DCP, Arabic with German ST
Script & Directing Annemarie Jacir | Production Ossama Bawardi | Camera Antoine Héberlé | Editing Jacques Comets | Music Koo Abu Ali | with: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik
a Philistine Films production in coporduction with JBA production, Cactus World Films, Metafora Productions, Klinkerfilm, Ciudad Lunar, Ape&Bjørn, Snow Globe Film, Schortcut Films
From the Press
A whip-smart, moving comedy of family and community. (CineVue)
An intimate, well-played disquisition on what it means to be a Palestinian. (Variety)
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. (Filmmaker Magazine)