The clip above is a great scene from the 2002 film ‘Divine Intervention’ by Nazareth-born filmmaker Elia Suleiman. Suleiman was back this year with a new film, ‘The Time that Remains,’ which was the toast of Cannes this year and was name-checked as a contender for the Palme d’Or. Haneke ultimately clinched the top honor, but we haven’t seen the last of Suleiman’s film.
The film tells the story of the 1948 war through the frame of his family’s personal experience, blending the personal and political in a way that has been described as “a grim comedy” and “a wryly humorous workout, marbled with personal sadness and mystification” There aren’t many clips online – here’s one – but there’s a beautiful interview with Suleiman talking about his passion for silence on the festival website. He speaks like a true poet.
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