Palestine – France – Germany – Colombia – Norway – Qatar - UAE

96min - DCP - 1.85 - 5.1 - Color

Original language: Arabic




Mohammad Bakri
Saleh Bakri


Director: Annemarie Jacir

Script: Annemarie Jacir

Image: Antoine Heberle

Editor: Jacques Comets

Music supervisor: Koo Abu Ali

Producer: Ossama Bawardi (Philistine Films)

Coproducers: JBA production, Cactus World Films, Metafora Productions, Klinkerfilm, Ciudad Lunar, Ape&Bjørn, Snow Globe Film, Schortcut Films


Festivals & Awards



FICC/IFFS Prize, Youth Jury Environment Prize, and ISPEC Cinema Award

Locarno Film Festival 2017


Special mention from the jury

BFI London Film Festival 2017


Special Jury Award

MedFilm Festival in Rome 2017


Best Muhr Fiction Feature

Best Actors Mohammad Bakri & Saleh Bakri

Dubai International Film Festival 2017


Golden Astor for Best Feature Film in the International Competition

Best Actor for Mohamad Bakri

Best Feature Film Award Argentine Film Critics Association

Best Feature Film SIGNIS Award

Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata 2017


Best Film

Kerala Intl Film Festival India 2017


Audience Choice Award

Florence Middle East Festival 2018


Best Film

Prishtina International Film Festival 2018


Best Film

Casablanca Film Festival 2018


Jury Prize and Best Actor for both Mohamad Bakri and Saleh Bakri
Arab Film Festival of Oran 2018



Locarno Film Festival – Official Competition

TIFF Toronto Intl FF – Contemporary World Cinema


61st BFI London Film Festival

Filmfest Hamburg

Mumbai Film Festival

Busan Intl Film Festival

Opening Film for the Days of Cinema Film Festival in Ramallah

58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

AFI FEST in Los Angeles

Films From the South Oslo – Official Competition

28th Ljubljana International Film Festival

Medfilm Festival in Rome – Official Competition

23rd Kolkata International Film Festival

Tallin Black Nights Film Festival

48th International Film Festival of India, Goa

Kaunas International Film Festival

Dubai International Film Festival - Muhr Competition

International Film Festival of Kerala – Official Competition

17ème Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles – Official Competition

Ankara festival on wheels

Mar del Plata Intl Film Festival – Official Competition



Palm Springs FF USA

Pune International Film Festival, India

Ramdam festival, Belgium

International Film Festival Rotterdam

41st Göteborg Film Festival

41st Portland International Film Festival

21° Punta del Este International Film Festival

Bengaluru International Film Festival

Miami Film Festival

WOW Wales One World Film Festival, UK

Boston Palestine Film Festival

Istanbul International Film Festival

Middle East Now Festival in Florence, Italy

San Francisco International Film Festival

Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin

Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival

MOOOV – films facing the world, Belgium

Washington, DC International Film Festival

Palestine Film Days in Aarhus, Denmark

Cyprus Film Days

Chicago Palestine Film Festival – Opening Film

CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz, Austria

Houston Palestine Film Festival at Museum of Fine Arts

Seattle International FF

Arab Film Festival in Detroit

Arab Film Festival in Korea

Honolulu Museum of Art – Special Screening

Karlovy Vary Intl FF

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Odessa Intl film Festival

Prishtina International Film Festival

Arab Women's Showcase in LA

Camillo Kino/Filmclub

Summer Marathon Film Festival Cyprus

Melbourne Intl FF

Kranjska Gora Film Festival

Mostra Mundo Árabe de Cinema in São Paulo

Kaunas International Film Festival

CoolConnections in Moscow

DFI Cinematheque

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Helsinki IFF

Toronto Palestine Film Fesitval

ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema Film Festival

Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival in Pittsburgh

San Diego Arab Film Festival

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival (TCAFF)

Washington DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

Malmö Arab Film Festival

Focus on Annemarie Jacir at BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music

Milwaukee Film Festival

Monde Arabe de Montréal

8th Malatya International Film Festival


a film by :Annemarie Jacir

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-sixties 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.


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