"Wedding in Galilee"
Directed by Michel Khleifi
Michel Khleifi won the
Golden Seashell Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival for this intricate
and multi-faceted portrait of a Palestinian village under Israeli occupation. A sensitive
drama unfolds when the mukhtar of the village wants to hold a traditional
wedding for his son, and invites the Israeli military governor as a guest of
honor. Beautifully filmed and acted by a cast of non-professionals, the
story vacillates between the alienated grandfather, an group of angry young
males, an impotent groom and a resourceful bride. Arabic and Hebrew with
English subtitles. 113 minutes.
DVD includes the short documentary,
Ma'loul Celebrates its Destruction (Michel Khleifi, 1985, 30 minutes, in
Arabic with English subtitles); a bio and filmography on Khleifi, and
removable English subtitles.