Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a schoolteacher 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.

Title: Wajib

Director: Anne Marie Jacir

Production: Philistine Films & Metafora Production

Screenplay: Anne Marie Jacir

Cinematographer: Antoine Héberlé

Editor: Jacques Comets

Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik

Genre: Narrative

Production Year: 2017

Duration: 97 mins

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