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. A rich sense of place and multi-dimensional characters make Wajib a must-see!
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme D’Or winning intimate drama gently questions our notion of family throughout. When a close-knit group of small-time crooks discover a young, neglected girl left out in the cold, they take her in and care for her. To us this act is saintly, to the police and the media, it’s a kidnapping. “The work of a master in full command of his art”, come and see Shoplifters!
Director Chloe Zhao was researching an upcoming project on a ranch in South Dakota when she met horse trainer Brady Jandreau and heard his story. Previously a rodeo rider and local hero, the young man could provide for his family – until he was thrown from his horse and kicked in the head. Zhao uses Jandreau himself and his real-life family and friends in the film, offering a superb realistic quality to a hard-hitting tale of self-realisation. Not one to be missed!