Directed by Jeffrey Walker | Australia | In English, Arabic, Farsi with English subtitles | 110 mins | M
Ali’s arranged marriage is looming, but he loves someone else. What’s a Muslim cleric’s son to do? This Australian comedy won the Foxtel Movies Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Ali’s Wedding is based on the real-life experience of lead actor Osamah Sami, whose arranged marriage lasted less than two hours. The smart screenplay by Sami and Andrew Knight (Hacksaw Ridge, Rake, Jack Irish) tells a humorous, authentic and poignant tale about family life in multicultural Australia. Stylishly directed by Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family, Angry Boys), the film boasts a terrific cast including Don Hany as Ali’s father and delightful newcomer Helana Sawires as Dianne, the Lebanese-Australian medical student who sends Ali’s heartbeat racing. The time is right for a feel-good winner like Ali’s Wedding.
"Original, hilarious and flat-out charming, Ali's Wedding takes the conventions of a genre and uses them to hold up a mirror to a nation." – THE REEL BITS
WINNER: Foxtel Movies Audience Award for Best Feature, Sydney Film Festival 2017; The Age Critic’s Award, Melbourne International Film Festival 2017
Friday 10 November: Please join us before the screening for the Opening Night reception.
Monday 13 November: Repeat screening
Tickets are available from the Travelling Film Festival website until Thursday 9 November at 5pm. After this time, tickets can be purchased via the cinema's website, or in person at the venue.