Wedding in Galilee [DVD] [1987]

Michel Khleifi's 1987 drama Noce en Galilée (A Wedding in Galilee) comes to DVD for the first time in the U.S. from Kino Video. The film is presented with a widescreen transfer enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions. The Dolby Digital Soundtrack is offered in Arabic and Hebrew with optional English subtitles. The biography "Michel Khleifi: A Life in Film" is included, along with Ma'Loul Celebrates Its Destruction, a short half-hour documentary made by Khleifi in 1985. Kino has done a fine job on this award-winning film.
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Special Features

  • Ma'loul celebrates its destruction a short documentary film by Michel Khleifi (1985, 30 min, in Arabic with English subtitles)
  • Michel Khleifi: A life in film a brief bio and filmography
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Enhanced for 16x9 TVs


Wedding in Galilee
Filmed in the Arabic and Hebrew languages, Wedding in Galilee takes place in the occupied West Bank of Palestine. The story is set in motion by a village elder, who intends to give his son a traditional wedding. This may prove impossible if the elder cannot enlist the encouragement of the local Israeli leaders. To do this, he is forced to invite those leaders to the wedding. No mere "culture clash" drama, Wedding in Galilee is a multitextured drama that serves as an eye-opener for any non-Israeli or non-Palestinian who thinks he's got the mideast situation "figured out." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Bushra Karaman - The Mother
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    Nazih Akleh - Adel, the Groom
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    Makram Khouri - Military General
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    Anna Achdian - Samia, the Bride
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    Sonia Amar - Sumaya, the Daughter
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