Wedding in Galilee / URS AL-JALIL 

Wedding in Galilee / URS AL-JALIL 

Director:  Michel Khleifi / Palestine, France / 1987 / Colour / 100 mins / Arabic-Hebrew

Synopsis weddinggaileteza_2One of the first films made in Israel to feature an Arab point of view, Wedding in Galilee is a richly-detailed allegory of marriage, tradition and national identity. The elder of a Palestinian village under Israeli military rule wants permission to hold a traditional wedding for his son that will go past the imposed curfew. The Army commander agrees on the condition that he and his officers be invited as guests of honour at the ceremony. Director Michel  Khleifi’s extraordinary first feature is an erotic and often compelling meditation on two conflicting cultures who attempt to put aside their differences for one long day of celebration.

weddinggaileteza_1Direction Michel Khleifi
Production Michel Khleifi, Bernard Lorain, Jacqueline Louis
Music Jean-Marie Senia
Cinematography Walther van den Ende
Editing Marie Castro-Vasquez
Sound Dirk Bombey, Ricardo Castro, Jean-Pierre Lelong, Jean-Paul Loublier
Cast Yussef Abu-Warda, Mohamad Ali El Akili, Bushra Karaman

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