Yasmine’s Wedding

Marokkaanse bruiloft

Directed by: Johan Nijenhuis

Young and ambitious Amsterdam lawyer Yasmine, of Dutch-Moroccan heritage, is struggling to navigate her job, her life, and her multiple cultural identities. Brilliant and successful, she is rapidly climbing the career ladder at a prestigious law firm, but her rather conservative family appears only interested in one thing: when is she getting married? Craving the approval of both her parents and the local Moroccan community, Yasmine resolves to try to tie the knot as soon as possible. But how can you find your one true love? At once a sprightly romantic comedy and an astute comment on the many challenges faced by children of first-generation immigrants, Yasmine’s Wedding is a winning combination of humour, romance, and social observation, featuring a breakout performance by the luminous Soumaya Ahouaoui.

Lively, rich in witty characters, [and] well acted … Nijenhuis is the Netherlands’s most reliable supplier of romantic films.

Pauline Kleijer, de Volkskrant

In Dutch with English subtitles
118 min
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[Horák] matches each of the film’s periods to a different style: the 1960s to the Czech New Wave, the 1970s to normalization films, and the 1980s to documentary-like grainy footage. The stylisation enables a fine adjustment of dramatic effects”

(Martin Kudláč, Cineuropa).


  • Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
  • Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award
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