It Must Be Heaven 2019 Ages 15+

6.00PM Sat 12 Oct 2019 (1hr 37mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Palestinian auteur Elia Suleiman, director of Divine Intervention 2002 and The Time That Remains 2009, returns with a politically
oriented comedy that took out the FIPRESCI Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


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.

CREDITS

97 MINUTES, PALESTINE, FRANCE, CANADA, ENGLISH, FRENCH AND ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: ELIA SULEIMAN / SCRIPTWRITER: ELIA SULEIMAN / PRODUCERS: EDOUARD WEIL, LAURINE PELASSY, ELIA SULEIMAN, MARTIN HAMPEL, THANASSIS KARATHANOS, MICHEL MERKT AND SERGE NOËL / CAST: ELIA SULEIMAN, TARIK KOPTI, GEORGE KHLEIFI / RIGHTS: WILD BUNCH / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP