Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Karma Zoabi,
In Jacir’s charming and poignant new film, a father and son (played by real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri) deliver wedding invitations over the course of an afternoon while personal and political tensions simmer in the background. While never shying away from the particular challenges of Palestinian Arabs living in Israel, Wajib is more concerned with the combination of love and exasperation that exists in familial relationships.
“Jacir’s strong suits are as a scriptwriter and as a director of actors. She crafts lively, believable dialogue throughout, shot through with a likable streak of earthy humor, providing nuanced characterizations for the Bakris to convincingly inhabit and bring to three-dimensional life.”—Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter