It must be Heaven

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It must be Heaven

Drama / Comedy, Germany / France / Canada / Turkey
HD – Colour – 97 min – Dolby SRD

Production:
A German-French-Canadian-Israeli production between: RECTANGLE PRODUCTIONS, NAZIRA FILMS, PALLAS FILM and POSSIBLES MEDIA and ZAYNO FILM

in co-production with: Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan, Georges Schoucair
DOHA Film Institute, ZDF/ ARTE, Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRC), CN3 Productions

supportes by:
EURIMAGES, FFA-MiniTraité, MDM-Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Sodec Québec, Québec Crédit d’Impôt Cinéma et Télévision – Gestion Sodec, Canada Crédit d’Impôt pour la Production, Cinématographique ou Magnétoscopique Canadienne, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde – CNC – Institut Francaise, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Telefilm Canada

Distribution: Neue Visionen Filmverleih

Sales: Wild Bunch

Author: Elia Suleiman

Director: Elia Suleiman

Producers: Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Édouard Weil, Laurine Pelassy, Elia Suleiman, Serge Noël

While my earlier films tried to present Palestine as a microcosm of the world, my new film “It must be Heaven” tries to present the world as a microcosm of Palestine. IT

ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home.
From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which ES asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

 

ES Elia SULEIMAN
Nazareth
Neighbour Son & Father Tarik KOPTI, Kareem GHNEIM
Waiter George KHLEIFI
Brothers & Sister Ali Suliman, Fares MUQABAA, Yasmine HAJ
Bischop Nael KANJ
Bedouin Woman Asmaa AZAIZY
Paris
Man in the Metro Grégoire COLIN
Producer Vincent MARAVAL
Ambulance Crew Claire DUMAS, Antoine CHOLET
Homeless Man Eric CORNET
Japanese Couple Yumi NARITA, Kengo SAITO
New-York
Card Reader Stephen McHATTIE
Femen Raïa HAÏDAR
Master of Ceremonies Fadi SAKR
Taxi Driver Kwasi SONGUI
Teacher Guy SPRUNG
Producer Nancy GRANT
Airport Security Alain DAHAN
García Bernal García BERNAL

Written & directed by: Elia Suleiman
DP: Sofian El Fani
1st AC: Thomas Handtke
Editor: Véronique Lange
Sound recordist: Johannes Doberenz
Sound assistant: Kai Hesselbarth
Sound editors: Gwennolé Le Borgne, Olivier Touche, Laure Anne Darras
Sound mixer: Lars Ginzel
Production designer: Caroline Adler
Costume designers: Alexia Crisp-Jones, Éric Poirier
Make-up: Grit Hildenbrand
Executive producers: Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Hanaa Issa
Producers: Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Édouard Weil, Laurine Pelassy, Elia Suleiman, Serge Noël

World premier: Film Fest Cannes 2019

AWARDS
Cannes Film Festival: Special Mention of an Independent Film Critics Jury & FIBRESCI Award (Best Film)

 

FESTIVALS

Cannes Film Festival, France
Shanghai IFF, China
Milano Film Festival, Italy
Filmfest Munich, Germany
Transatlantyk Film Festival, Poland
New Horizons Film Festival, Poland
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toronto IFF, Canada