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Wajib selected for Locarno Festival

The Sørfond-supported film Wajib, directed by Annemarie Jacir, are selected for the Concorso Internazional-section at the 70th Locarno Festival which take place from 2th to 12th of August.

Av 13. jul 2017

The film will compete for the Festival Grand Prize, the Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard), for the best film in the Concorso internazionale. The prize money of 90,000 CHF is to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

About Wajib
Shadi has returned to to his hometown of Nazareth after years abroad to help his father hand-deliver his sister´s wedding invitations, as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together going house-to-house to deliver the invitations, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

Wajib received support from Sørfond in 2016. The film is produced by Ossama Bawardi for Philistine Films, and among the film’s co-producers are the Norwegian company Ape&Bjørn AS, represented by Ruben Thorkildsen.