THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER
Doors: 7.30pm Film: 8pm
It is Christmas in Palestine and doting father Abu has a duty to do. His daughter is getting married and it is his duty, the Wajib of the title, to hand deliver the wedding invitations to all the guests. His son has returned from Italy, where he lives, to attend his sister’s wedding and help with the Wajib.
As they drive around the City in their battered old Volvo, they bicker, reminisce, needle and cajole each other, gradually peeling back the layers of their relationship. In between, they meet relatives and family friends and endeavour to avoid being derailed by constant invitations to take tea. This is a wonderfully poignant, droll and witty film that interleaves tensions with hilarity.
Your Village Cinema
Hurst Village Cinema is an award winning, volunteer run, not for profit community cinema, which was established in 2011.
The aim of the Village Cinema is to provide the residents of Hurstpierpoint and the surrounding area with access to a diverse range of the best films available from around the world, as well as independent US and British films classics and forgotten or overlooked gems. We also offer fantastic Live Broadcasts from National Theatre Live.
We are a member of Cinema for All, the umbrella organisation which has been representing the film society movement since 1946.
We are also members of the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema and Film Hub South East.
All of these organisations share the aim to support and improve cinema provision to all communities.
Tickets can be bought at Mishon Mackay on Hurstpierpoint High Street, or online through the Buy Tickets page on this website.
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147 High Street
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