The Time That Remains
2009, Elia Suleiman, UK/Italy/Belgium/France, 109 min.
With Ali Suliman, Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri
Closing night film!
Elia Suleiman in person!
Award-winning director Elia Suleiman (DIVINE INTERVENTION, CHRONICLE OF A DISAPPEARANCE) employs his delicately ironic brand of absurdity to tell the semi-autobiographical story of one middle-class Arab Christian family living in Nazareth from 1948 to the present. The pure magic of many of Suleiman’s images, the mordant humor of his set pieces, and the poignancy of his family’s interface with history make this a unique chronicle life on Palestinian time. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of IFC Films. 35mm. (BS)