Monday, February 11, 2019
Review of 'Wajib'
Lots going on in the film - fathers and sons, diaspora Palestinians vs those who stayed put, traditional obligations and how they appear to those who've left. It's not an explicitly political film, but there are lots of signs of the petty humiliations and constraints to which Palestinians in Israel are subject, despite their apparent 'full citizenship'.
Slow and claustrophobic, but very well made - interesting that the two main actors actually are father and son.
Watched at Stroud Film Club.