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It Must Be Heaven

In Cinemas July 2, 2020

NSW  

Dendy Newtown

The Ritz

Avoca Beach Theatre

VIC

Cinema Nova

Lido Cinema

Classic Cinema

Theatre Royal

Star Cinema Eaglehawk

WA

Luna Leederville

SA

Wallis Mitcham

Wallis Mt Barker

QLD

Dendy Portside

New Farm Cinema

Red Hill Cinema

ACT

Dendy Canberra

NT

Deckchair Cinema, Darwin

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

TAS

State Cinema

 

SYNOPSIS

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 Elia Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

REVIEWS

“A profound burlesque comedy”

“Classic Elia Suleiman”

– VANITY FAIR –

“Suleiman depicts the surrealism of daily life with a crazy poetry, enhanced by an uncluttered mise en scène and Sofian El Fani’s sublime cinematography”

– PREMIERE –

“Palestinian cinema will be hard pushed to surpass what Elia Suleiman has endowed it with in a thirty-year career and four features”

– LE MONDE –

“Elia Suleiman delivers a small masterpiece of irreverent poetry, consolidating his place in that precious family of unclassifiable filmmakers so vital to cinema”

– MARIANNE –

“An existential tale of striking grace, combining lightness and profundity, absurd humour and melancholy”

– LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE –

“Whimsical and wistful yet infused with a yearning for the stability of place…Palestinian director Elia Suleiman continues to relish the minutiae and absurdities of daily life via vignettes of life at home and abroad.”

– VARIETY –

“The premise for this film is that he (Elia Suleiman) is playing himself: travelling abroad from Nazareth, coming first to Paris and then to New York, trying to speak to producers about getting his latest film made…stylishly made with a distinctive signature.”

– THE GUARDIAN –

“From Nazareth to Paris and on to North America, Palestinian filmmaker-actor Elia Suleiman searches for the future of his native land… the same close observation of paradoxical human behavior that made him famous, but the focus this time around is on the whole world, which in Suleiman’s persuasive view has become “a microcosm of Palestine.”

– HOLLYWOOD REPORTER –

 

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