It Must Be Heaven

It Must Be Heaven

It Must Be Heaven

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

"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)

Winner (Special Mention), 2019 Cannes Film Festival
2019Rating: PG, Offensive language97 minsFrance, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, PalestineEnglish, French and Arabic with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema
Director:
Elia Suleiman ('Divine Intervention', 'The Time That Remains', 'Chronicle of a Disappearance')
Writer:
Elia Suleiman
Cast:
Elia SuleimanAli SulimanFrançois GirardGael García BernalGrégoire ColinTarik KoptiKareem GhneimGeorge Khleifi
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Variety

Variety

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Whimsical and wistful yet infused with a yearning for the stability of place...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

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Variety

Variety

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Whimsical and wistful yet infused with a yearning for the stability of place...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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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.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

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