AFI Fest Feautures Wajib and Beauty and the Dogs
Date(s) - 11/09/2017 - 11/16/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Level 3 of Hollywood and Highland Center
Free (But Must Reserve) USD
American Film Institute
WAJIB (Annemarie Jacir) is the Palestinian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards and it has played to rave reviews and sold out shows abroad.
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.
Screening Dates for Wajib:
- 11/11/2017, 12:45 p.m.
- 11/16/2017, 4:45 p.m
The film tells the story of Myriam, a young Tunisian student who is raped by policemen at a night club and is determined to report the incident despite the physical, mental and social obstacles in her way.
- 11/12/2017, 9:30 p.m.
- 11/14/2017, 12:30 p.m.