IT MUST BE HEAVEN

By Elia SULEIMAN

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Black comedy - Completed 2019


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2019
Competition Special Mention
Toronto - TIFF 2019
Masters
Busan IFF 2019
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    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, CANADA, TURKEY
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Elia SULEIMAN
    • Synopsis
    • Elia Suleiman, the central character and narrator, escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to realize that Palestine is always there, just behind him. The promise of a new life soon turns into a comedy of errors. However far he travels, from Paris to New York, something reminds him home: the police, border controls and racism are never far away… And while he does everything he can to integrate into a new society, trying to erase the traces of his nationality, everyone constantly reminds him of where he has come from. As he wanders and wonders, through searching and self-searching, Elia Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where can we truly call home? From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a burlesque saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging… in which humour brings new hope for others and for Suleiman himself.