It Must Be Heaven 2019 M

6.00PM Fri 25 Feb 2022 (1hr 42mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Palestinian auteur Suleiman, Divine Intervention 2002 and The Time That Remains 2009, returns with a politically oriented comedy that took out the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes Films Festival 2018.

ES (Elia Suleiman) leaves Palestine, searching for a new life in the metropolises of Paris and New York. In a string of silent comedic set pieces composed with a spare and absurdist touch, the film draws subtle parallels between Palestine and the Western world. It gently skewers the clash of cultures through ES’s observant gaze that echoes the humour of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton. Through its playful levity, It Must Be Heaven reflects on national identity and the intersection of cultures in a global world.

M | Coarse language

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 102 MINUTES, PALESTINE/QATAR/TURKEY/CANADA/FRANCE/ GERMANY, ENGLISH, FRENCH, ARABIC (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ELIA SULEIMAN / PRODUCERS: ÉDOUARD WEIL, LAURINE PELASSY, ELIA SULEIMAN, THANASSIS KARATHANOS, MARTIN HAMPEL, SERGE NOËL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SOFIAN EL FANI / EDITOR: VÉRONIQUE LANGE / CAST: ELIA SULEIMAN, TARIK KOPTY, YASMINE HAJ, GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: WILD BUNCH