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It must be heaven

Director: Elia Suleiman

France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine, 2019, comedy, 97 min., English, French and Arabic with lithuanian subtitles, V

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. From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

Awards

It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It was selected as the Palestinian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

About the director

Elia Suleiman (1960) is a Palestinian film director and actor. He is best known for the 2002 film Divine Intervention, which won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. Elia Suleiman's cinematic style is often compared to that of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton, for its poetic interplay between "burlesque and sobriety."