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Filmfest DC - A Wedding

Run Time: 98 Minutes

A Wedding
Stephan Streker
Belgium/ France/Luxembourg/Pakistan, 2016

Wearing a hijab with style is the least of Belgian college student Zahira’s challenges. Pregnant by her fellow Muslim boyfriend, she must consider an abortion. The first surprise in this film that takes no attitudes for granted is how Zahira’s Pakistani immigrant parents receive the news. The second is what they have planned for her following the procedure: a new role for social media, marriage by Skype. Zahira is having none of it, but she risks losing everything. A Wedding explores the conflicts between tradition and possibility with rare understanding for all concerned. Newcomer Lina El Arabi, as Zahira, more than holds her own alongside veteran Iranian actor Babak Karimi (The Salesman), who portrays with deceptive ease the contradictions her father contains, until he no longer can, and against the intensity of Sébastian Houbani, as her brother Amir, who made the headlines this film is based on.—Judy Bloch

In French and Urdu with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - A Wedding
Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:15 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie  
Door Time: 6:15 PM
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

AMC Mazza Gallerie  
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015