It Must Be Heaven
Director: Elia Suleiman
Section: World Cinema
Country: France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine | Year: 2019
Language(s): French, English, Arabic | Time: 97 mins
Elia Suleimanescapes 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.
Elia Suleiman’s feature debut, Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996), won the Best First Film award at the Venice International Film Festival. In 2002, Divine Intervention (Yadon ilaheyya) won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Film prize at the European Awards in Rome. The Time That Remains (2009), screened in competition at Cannes.