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Wedding in Galilee

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In one of the first films made in Israel to present an Arab perspective, Michel Khleifi's WEDDING IN GALILEE provides a complex portrait of Palestinian society and commentary on life under military occupation. When a Palestinian village elder requests permission to hold a traditional wedding for his son, the military commander in charge of the occupying force requires that the Israeli military governor and his staff be guests of honor at the ceremony. The ensuing preparations detail traditional Palestinian life and customs, including a moving sequence in which attendants prepare the bride for the ceremony. Despite the impending celebration, tensions bubble under the surface, and Khleifi deftly examines the conflict and its impact on individual lives.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 03082

  • Credits
    Mohamad Ali El Akili, Ali M. Akili, Mohamed Ali El Akili, Mohamed Ali El Akili, Makram Khoury, Makram Khouri, Markam Khouri, Khoury J. Makram, Nazih Akleh, Anna Condo, Anna Achdian, Bushra Karaman, Bouschra Karaman, Bushra Qaraman, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Youssef Abou Warda, Sonia Amar, Eyad Anis, Wael Barghouti
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Strong....It forces the audience to decide whether to separate politics and art..."
    New York Times

    "...Khleifi shows the irony of his people's deeply rooted customs in transience....He moves us with the same kind of poignancy vaunted in Chekhov..."
    Film Comment

    "...Disturbing, lyrical....Beautifully shot....It's a cherishable film..."
    Los Angeles Times

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