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.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Palestine
Jordan
Co production country:
United Arab Emirates
France
Switzerland
Norway
Colombia
Qatar
Release date (international):
2017-08-05
Production company:
Philistine Films
Co production company:
Ape&Bjørn AS
JBA Production
Cactus World Films
Metafora
Klinkerfilm
Snow Globe Film
Producer:
Osama Bawardi
Co producer:
Ruben Thorkildsen

Director

  • Annemarie Jacir

    Annemarie Jacir has written, directed and produced 16 films, two of which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, one at the Venice Film Festival and one at the Berlin International Film Festival. Like Twenty Impossibles was the first Arab short film to screen in the Official Selection at Cannes, and it continued to break ground when it became a Student Academy Awards finalist . Jacir’s first feature, Salt of this Sea (2008), premiered at Cannes and was Palestine’s 2008 Academy Award entry. It won the FIPRESCI Prize, and was named Best Film in Milan and Traverse City. When I Saw You was named Best Asian Film at Berlin, and Best Film at Abu Dhabi, Olympia, Amiens, and Phoenix.  

Cast

Mohammad Bakri
Saleh Bakri
Maria Zreik
Leila Bakri

Crew

Director:
Annemarie Jacir
Cinematographer:
Antoine Heberle
Costume Designer:
Hamada Atallah
Screenplay:
Annemarie Jacir

Technical information

Genre:
Comedy
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
97'
Language:
Arabic
Subtitles:
English

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