Date & Time: Friday 18 August at 8pm
AUSTRALIA | 110 min | Dir: Jeffrey Walker | Co-Writer: Osamah Sami
After a “white lie” which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naïve and musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born Lebanese girl.
ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia. Depicting the lives of a Muslim family in Melbourne with authenticity and warmth, Ali’s family share the same dilemmas as every family. Parents who want the best for their children and children who are trying to work out their place in the world. Based on the life of Osamah Sami who also stars in the film.
Director: Jeffery Walker
Producer: Sheila Jayadev, Helen Panckhurst
Scriptwriter: Andrew Knight, Osamah Sami
DOP: Don McAlpine
Editor: Geoffrey Lamb
Cast: Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helen Sawires, Robert Rabiah, Khaled Khalafalla, Asal Shenavehzadeh, Rodney Afif, Ghazi Alkinani, Majid Shokor, Shayan Salehian, Rahel Romahn, Frances Duca, Maha Wilson
SCREENING WITH SHORT FILM…..
TRAIN TO PEACE
Iraq | 9 min | Dir: Jakob Weyde and Jost Althoff
The sound of the Berlin subway takes a stranger back to the history of his country – Iraq– where peace is rare and happiness only comes as a guest.
All films are subtitled in English and have been exempt from classification and restricted to persons aged 15+ unless accompanied by an adult.