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It Must Be Heaven

In a series of darkly comic vignettes, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman investigates the meanings of being in exile, and the absurdities of nationalism, normality, and identity.

Please note that this film is in English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Hebrew, with Dutch subtitles.
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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?

Elia Suleiman, France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine, 2019, 102 min. English, French, Arabic, Spanish & Hebrew spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Ali Suliman, Gael García Bernal, Elia Suleiman, Kwasi Songui, Grégoire Colin.
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