Wedding in Galilee

Part of A Homage to Michel Khleifi

Sun 19 July 2015, 6pm

Film · Talks · Ciné Lumière, Institut Français

A homage to Michel Khleifi The celebrated filmmaker curates Shubbak's main film programme

Still from Wedding in Galilee


Sun 19 July 2015, 6pm

Ciné Lumière, Institut Français

17 Queensberry Place,
London SW7 2DT
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The first Palestinian film to appear at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the International Critics’ Prize in 1987.

Wedding in Galilee tells the story of Abu Adil, the mayor of a Galilean village, who is determined to celebrate his son’s wedding with all the traditional Palestinian fanfare. The village is under an Israeli military imposed curfew, which means that Abu Adil also must invite the military governor…

Director, Michel Khleifi | Palestine/Belgium/France | 1987 | 113 mins

Followed by a Q&A with the director, Michel Khleifi


Part of the Season: A homage to Michel Khleifi

The celebrated Palestinian director Michel Khleifi is 65 this year and Shubbak has invited him to mark this occasion by curating the festival’s main film programme: a themed, personal selection from his own films in dialogue with works of Arab and European cinema. Spread across three venues, the season explores representations of Palestine and the Arab in European cinema, as well as the struggle for the emancipation of women.