A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).
After years abroad in Italy, Shadi (Bakri) returns to his native Nazareth. But this is no spectacular homecoming. He's back somewhat begrudgingly to honour his "wajib" (or duty) to hand out invitations to his sister's wedding with his father. The simmering tension between the two - who are often stuck in a car, more often than not in traffic - builds, exposing the sometimes-comic chasms that exist between men who live in different worlds but share an unshakable bond.
This is a movie that just drags on and on, uses a lot of improvised dialog and has a silly ending. It was a total waste of time, even for someone who is very familiar with the culture of the region. Must have been produced as some kind of tax break venture.
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