It Must Be Heaven

It Must Be Heaven

(2019)

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated comedy.... More

"ES 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?" (Cannes Film Festival)Hide

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  • Filmmaker and actor Elia Suleiman uses his own face and body to express the soul of Palestine in his films, and nowhere more so than in his droll new comedy, It Must Be Heaven. Full Review

  • For Suleiman, comedy is a kind of rhetorical non-violence. And yet there is also a pessimism here, a warning from a tarot card reader that a Palestinian state will not be seen in the protagonist's lifetime. Full Review