It Must Be Heaven - English subtitled

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.

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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, English subtitles. With Ali Suliman, Gael García Bernal, Elia Suleiman, Kwasi Songui, Grégoire Colin.