IT MUST BE HEAVEN

(orig. IT MUST BE HEAVEN)

  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN

France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine 2019Language:English, French, ArabicSubtitles:GermanDirector:Elia SuleimanWriter:Elia SuleimanCinematographer:Sofian El FaniEditor:Véronique LangeSound:Johannes DoberenzWith:Elia Suleiman, Gael García BernalProducer:Edouard Weil , Laurine Pelassy, Elia Suleiman, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Serge NoëlProduction Company:Rectangle Productions, Nazira Films, Pallas Film, Possibles Media, Zeyno FilmDistributor:Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH97 min, Colour, DCP

The Palestinian director, Suleiman, travels to Paris and New York. As a silent and astonished observer, he shows us the absurd world that seems to be increasingly developing into a surveillance state, in which things are becoming more and more egoistic, where everything revolves around personal sensitivities. Why do tanks suddenly roll through a deserted Paris and jet fighters race through the sky with deafening noise? Suleiman replies that the world has become like a "microcosm of Palestine". The GUARDIAN pays homage to the film as "stylishly made with a distinctive signature". In Cannes it received special mention by the jury and was nominated by Palestine to qualify for Best International Film at the Oscars for 2020.

Director's Biography:Born 1960 in Nazareth. For eleven years he lived in New York, where he shot two short films. In Jerusalem he became lecturer at the Palestine University Bir Zait. His films stand in the tradition of Jacques Tati, Jim Jarmusch und Buster Keaton.

Photo: © Rectangle Productions/Nazira Films/Pallasfilm/Possibles Media/Zeyno Film

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Screenings

  • 23.11.2019 19:00 UNIVERSUM 1
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