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Aro Recommended It Must Be Heaven


Palestine 2019, 97 minutes
Dir. Elia Suleiman
In Arabic, French with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Comedy / Black Comedy

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


“This poignant, minor-key work from the only major filmmaker to carry the torch of silent comedy into the 21st century is rich with feeling”~Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Aroview: Brilliantly absurdist comedy of errors following a Palestinian filmmaker who leaves his country for the West and the promise of a new and better life, but finds himself encountering the same problems as he did back home.

Written, directed by and starring the award winning Elia Suleiman, who was behind the hilarious 2002 film DIVINE INTERVENTION, and returns to form here with his Chaplinesque approach to deadpan tragi-comedy. Peppered with witty and self-referential gags, this exploration of Palestinian identity in crisis doubles as a delectably melancholic observation of cultural and social alienation.

NZ International Film Festival 2019

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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