Wajib (film)

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Film poster
Directed byAnnemarie Jacir
Produced byOssama Bawardi
Written byAnnemarie Jacir
StarringMohammad Bakri
Release date
  • 5 August 2017 (2017-08-05) (Locarno)
Running time
96 minutes
LanguagePalestinian Arabic

Wajib (Arabic: واجبWājib, "Duty") is a 2017 Palestinian drama film directed by Annemarie Jacir. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[1] It was selected as the Palestinian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[2]


In this road movie, a father and son travel amid wedding preparations in the lead-up to Christmas in Nazareth.



Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100%, based on 34 reviews with an average rating of 7.64/10.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lang, Brett (15 August 2017). "Toronto Adds Films From Aaron Sorkin, Louis C.K., Brie Larson". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  2. ^ Writman, Alex (30 August 2017). "Oscars: Palestine Selects 'Wajib' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Wajib (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ Simon, Alissa (13 December 2017). "Palestinian Annemarie Jacir's 'Wajib' Wins Big at Dubai Festival". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ Staff Reporter (15 December 2017). "Wajib wins Suvarna Chakoram". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  6. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (13 May 2018). "Annemarie Jacir's 'Wajib' triumphs at Arab Critics Awards". Screen Daily. Screen International. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ Plata, Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del. "¡Todos los ganadores! - Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata". www.mardelplatafilmfest.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

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