A young Palestinian woman looks off camera, dressed in traditional wedding garb.

About SAFAR 2024: Wedding In Galilee

This first-ever feature about Palestinians by a Palestinian is a beautiful and haunting tale about a village patriarch who wants his son's wedding celebrated traditionally, in violation of the curfew - so he makes a compromise with the Israeli military authorities, alienating his fellow villagers.

Between young Palestinian hotheads and hair-trigger Israeli commandos stand the women, with their solidarity, sensuality and strength. Wedding In Galilee was filmed on location with government approval by Michel Khleifi, who was born and raised in Nazareth.

SAFAR is proud to showcase this classic piece of cinema in a brand new restoration. Presented in partnership with Falasteen on Film, the screening will be followed by an interactive event inspired by Wedding In Galilee, with Palestinian food, music and a collective discussion about the film and Palestine.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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