Programme 2019

It Must Be Heaven

Director: Elia Suleiman


India Premiere

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.

Director's Bio

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.