Apr. 2: It Must Be Heaven

Thursday, April 2, 2020
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Screening currently suspended! We hope to reschedule this film when Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.

Director: Elia Suleiman
France/Qatar/Germany/Canada/Palestine/Turkey 2019
English, French, Arabic; 101 minutes
Rated: PG

Elia Suleiman explores the world with his trademark wide-eyed won­der, investigating the meaning of being in exile and in search of
a home. Opening in his native Palestine before mov­ing to Paris and then to New York, It Must Be Heaven comprises comedic vignettes. Suleiman embellishes small details in each, his style edging ever closer to the surreal, in an attempt to capture the experience of a perpetual outsider. With a screen presence that has been com­pared to Buster Keaton’s, Suleiman lends a detached bemusement to his observation of the minute oddities of daily life that suggest that
normality is highly circumstan­tial – and often absurd.

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman’s welcome return after a long
absence takes him to Paris and New York, finding drollery much like
at home.
 Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Whimsical and wistful yet infused with a yearn­ing for the stability
of place.
Jay Weissberg, Variety

Filmaker and actor Elia Suleiman uses his own face and body to express the soul of Palestine in his films, and nowhere more so than in his droll new comedy, It Must Be Heaven.
Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter