The WA Premiere screening of Ali's Wedding kicks off at Orana Cinemas with the prestigious Film Prize Jury in attendance and is followed by a lively party at the Festival Hub.
Follow this irreverent and heart-warming story about family, duty and love in multi-cultural Australia, by heading to the Festival Hub for a post-screening party with live music, delicious canapés, Forester Estate wines and beers by Eagle Bay Brewing Co.
Please note: runtime includes screening and function; this film screens in multiple cinemas at the same time so please check your cinema number; the Film Prize Jury will view the screening in Cinema 1.
Just announced as the winner of The Age critics' award for Best Australian feature film shown at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival!
Meet Ali, the charming son of a Muslim cleric 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.
Remember, you can book the Ali's Wedding In Conversation breakfast to hear from cast and crew the next day at Port Geographe Bar and Restaurant. CLICK HERE for tickets.