Winner of the 2017 CinefestOZ $100,000 Film Prize | Winner of the 2017 Foxtel Movie Audience Award - Best Feature, Sydney Film Festival | Winner of The Age Critics Award for Best Australian Feature, Melbourne International Film Festival | Winner of the AWGIE Award for Best Original Screenplay
From Madman Films comes an irreverent and warm-hearted comedy, about the charming son of a Muslim cleric who finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart.
Meet Ali, who despite the best of intentions, just can’t seem to make the right life choices. Ali dreams big – he wants to be with the girl he loves but he’s been promised to another girl at his father’s mosque. He wants to be the great doctor that the community expects him to be, but he doesn’t get the marks. And above all he wants to make his father proud. Really proud.
So what will Ali do to live up to the impossible expectations? Fake it. Because as the son of the cleric, he doesn’t have a choice. It’s one bad decision after another as Ali’s wayward quest to please his father spirals out of control, with cataclysmic consequences.
ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia. Depicting the lives of a Muslim family in Melbourne with authenticity and warmth, Ali’s family share the same dilemmas as every family. Parents who want the best for their children and children who are trying to work out their place in the world. (Farsi, Arabic and English with English subtitles)
"A tale of love and life that's authentic, affectionate and amusing." SCREEN DAILY
"Immensely charming." FILMINK
"Bursting with heart." JUNKEE
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