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Ali's Wedding

Ali's Wedding

Synopsis

Director

Love, lies and Qu’ranic scripture collide on the streets of Melbourne in Osamah Sami’s sweet, funny and (unfortunately) true tale of the lengths one man will go to find love – and avoid disappointing his very religious dad.

Ali is just trying to do the right thing. The son of a Muslim cleric who immigrated from Iraq, he’s taken to the Melbourne lifestyle in a way that his father simply hasn’t. But he’s getting to a marriageable age and when a sequence of well-intentioned lies starts hurtling out of control, he finds himself being thrust into an arranged match that he has absolutely no intention of going through with – all while simultaneously falling in love with another woman, Dianne.

Based on the real-life experience of lead actor Osamah Sami’s ill-fated marriage, „Ali’s Wedding“ is the affectionate and heartfelt feature film debut from TV-directing phenomenon Jeffrey Walker („Jack Irish: Bad Debts“). Winner of Best Original Screenplay at the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, „Ali’s Wedding“ is a fast-paced comedy of manners that shines with wit, humanity and crowd-pleasing charisma.

Jeffrey Walker

(b. 1982, Melbourne) is an Australian born, multi-award winning director, known mostly for TV and short films „Modern Family“, „Banished“, „Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys“, „Jack Irish“ etc. He started his career as an actor, transitioning to direction at age twenty. „Ali’s Wedding“ is Walker’s second full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Dance Academy: The Movie (Just Film 2017)
  • Ali’s Wedding (2017)

Schedule

17.11.2017
18:30 - 20:20
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 011002
Sold out
19.11.2017
18:45 - 20:35
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 031103
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20.11.2017
19:30 - 21:20
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 041902
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Programme

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Film info

Country: Australia
Year: 2017
Duration: 110 minutes
Languages: English, Persian, Arabic
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Producers: Helen Panckhurst, Sheila Jayadev
Writers: Andrew Knight, Osamah Sami
DOP: Donald McAlpine
Montage: Geoffrey Lamb
Composer: Nigel Westlake
Cast: Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Frances Duca
Production: Matchbox Pictures
Festivals: Sydney, Melbourne

Synopsis

Director

Love, lies and Qu’ranic scripture collide on the streets of Melbourne in Osamah Sami’s sweet, funny and (unfortunately) true tale of the lengths one man will go to find love – and avoid disappointing his very religious dad.

Ali is just trying to do the right thing. The son of a Muslim cleric who immigrated from Iraq, he’s taken to the Melbourne lifestyle in a way that his father simply hasn’t. But he’s getting to a marriageable age and when a sequence of well-intentioned lies starts hurtling out of control, he finds himself being thrust into an arranged match that he has absolutely no intention of going through with – all while simultaneously falling in love with another woman, Dianne.

Based on the real-life experience of lead actor Osamah Sami’s ill-fated marriage, „Ali’s Wedding“ is the affectionate and heartfelt feature film debut from TV-directing phenomenon Jeffrey Walker („Jack Irish: Bad Debts“). Winner of Best Original Screenplay at the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, „Ali’s Wedding“ is a fast-paced comedy of manners that shines with wit, humanity and crowd-pleasing charisma.

Jeffrey Walker

(b. 1982, Melbourne) is an Australian born, multi-award winning director, known mostly for TV and short films „Modern Family“, „Banished“, „Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys“, „Jack Irish“ etc. He started his career as an actor, transitioning to direction at age twenty. „Ali’s Wedding“ is Walker’s second full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Dance Academy: The Movie (Just Film 2017)
  • Ali’s Wedding (2017)