East Coast Premiere
Running Time: 110min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Cinema 360º
Based on scenarist and star Osamah Sami’s memoir Good Muslim Boy, this delightful rom-com from Down Under is at once heartwarming and hilarious, rousing and irreverent.
The film follows the misadventures of Ali (Sami), the son of a beloved local cleric, as he tells one whopper of a lie, tries to wriggle free from an arranged marriage, falls in love, stars in a theatrical comedy about Saddam Hussein, pretends he’s going to medical school, stains his family’s name and, in a memorable moment of amorous desperation, teaches himself to operate a tractor. Set within Melbourne’s Muslim community, Ali’s Wedding is a relentlessly diverting exploration of what can happen when the imperative to uphold tradition clashes with the dictates of the heart.
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Producer: Sheila Jayadev, Helen Panckhurst
Screenwriter: Andrew Knight, Osamah Sami
Executive Producer: Tony Ayres, Michael McMahon, Ian Kirk, Greg Sitch, Nina Stevenson
Production Company: Matchbox Pictures
Music: Nigel Westlake
Cinematographer: Don McAlpine
Editor: Geoffrey Lamb