It Must Be Heaven

Director: Elia Suleiman 2019 97 Minutes All ages
It Must Be Heaven Sat 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 97mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
It Must Be Heaven Sat 12 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 97mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Palestinian auteur Suleiman, Divine Intervention 2002 and The Time That Remains 2009, returns with a politically oriented comedy that took out the FIPRESCI Prize at this year’s Cannes

ES (Elia Suleiman) leaves Palestine, searching for a new life in the metropolises of Paris and New York. In a string of silent comedic set pieces composed with a spare and absurdist touch, the film draws subtle parallels between Palestine and the Western world. It gently skewers the clash of cultures through ES’s observant gaze that echoes the humour of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton. Through its playful levity, It Must Be Heaven reflects on national identity and the intersection of cultures in a global world.


Classification:All ages
Country:Palestinian Territory, Occupied, France and Canada
Language:English, French and Arabic, with English subtitles
Director:Elia Suleiman
Producer:Edouard Weil, Laurine Pelassy, Elia Suleiman, Martin Hampel, Thanassis Karathanos, Michel Merkt and Serge Noël
Cast:Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopti, George Khleifi
Script:Elia Suleiman
Program strand:Features
Rights:Wild Bunch