Programme

It Must be Heaven

Elia Suleiman

France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Palestine, Turkey, 2019 / 101 min / English, French, Arabic OV with French subtitles / Comedy

Rétrospective

Elia Suleiman escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. This film is not currently playing on MUBI, but many other great films are.

Screenings
Wed 09/03 16:00 Ciné Utopia OV Arabic/FR/EN with FR subt. Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004414?locationFilters=LFFCU
Awards
  • FIPRESCI Prize, Competition, Cannes Film Festival, 2009
  • Special Mention, Competition, Cannes Film Festival, 2009
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Elia Suleiman
Screenplay 
Elia Suleiman
Cinematographer 
Sofian El Fani
Montage 
Véronique Lange
Production 
Rectangle Productions, Possibles Media, Nazira Films, Pallas Film, Zeyno Film
Distribution 
O’BROTHER DISTRIBUTION
Biography

Après avoir vécu dix ans à New York, Elia Suleiman revient en Palestine pour enseigner le cinéma et les médias à l'université de Birzeit. Son premier film, Chronicle of a Disappearance, remporte le prix du meilleur premier film au Festival du film de Venise en 1996. En 2002, Divine Intervention remporte le Prix du Jury et le prix FIPRESCI du Festival de Cannes ainsi que le prix du meilleur film étranger aux European Awards à Rome. Son dernier long métrage, It Must Be Heaven, remporte la Mention spéciale du jury à Cannes en 2019 et le Prix FIPRESCI du Festival de Cannes.

Filmography
  • 2019 - It Must Be Haven
  • 2012 - 7 Days in Havana (co-directed)
  • 2009 - The Time That Remains
  • 2002 - Divine Intervention
  • 2000 - Cyber Palestine – short
  • 1998 -The Arab Dream – short
  • 1996 - Chronicle of a Disappearance – short
  • 1992 - Homage by Assassination, episode of: Harb el kalij... wa baad/The Gulf War... and After) – short
  • 1990 - Introduction to the End of an Argument – short