Palestine’s Oscar® Entry for the Best International Feature ‘It Must Be Heaven’ 2019

Palestine’s Oscar® Entry for the Best International Feature ‘It Must Be Heaven’ 2019
Palestine’s Oscar® 2019 Entry for the Best International Feature ‘It Must Be Heaven’Elia Suleiman’s ‘It Must Be Heaven’, sweetly surreal, as whimsical as a Jacques Tati film, and with a hilarious cameo with Gael Garcia Bernal introducing Suleiman to his agent, wryly observes our human race.

Es escapes from Palestine, putting away his parents’ effects, and sets out to seek an alternative homeland only to find that the absolute absurdities of his home in Palestine are equal to those in “the west”. Palestine trails behind him and the promise of a new life turns into a comedy of drole misteps taking him from Paris to New York and back to what must be heaven.

From the award-winning director Elia Suleiman, this comic saga explores identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

Elia Sulieman in ‘It
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