Watch: It Must Be Heaven 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – Like a modern Jacques Tati with a hint of Buster Keaton, the director, writer, and actor, Elia Suleiman, embodies another silent version of himself, coming up with new, even subtler and more ingenious ways to portray the Palestinian ghettoisation. This time, in search of homeliness, Suleiman’s alter ego travels from Nazareth to Europe, making the first stop at picturesque Paris to promote his movie, and then, off he goes to bustling New York City. There, he meets his friend, the actor, producer, and writer, Gael García Bernal, who is eager to lend a hand; however, it seems that his film is not Palestinian enough. But, when confronted with life’s inherent absurdity, what else is there to do but sit back and stare in bewilderment?.
Plot: Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.
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Is Palestinian comedy an Oxymoron?
Maybe the best response for an absurdist situation is to reflect back that same puzzlement. I suspect the “p” word puts off many viewers who want to watch a film without too many arguments. The idea that some kind “Buster Keaton persona” could be present at so many bizarre situations without launching an obvious rant of some kind is a tidy conceit.
Most of the time – that stance works. It does get stretched a bit thin as the locus moves from Nazareth to Paris and New York. Apparently Montreal was a location too but that wasn’t obvious. That may have been intentional.
The film maker appears to be asking us to makes some comparisons between international scenarios and the Palestinian politics. There is very little spoken dialogue in the film itself.
I liked the music and the general keystone cops sequence in Central Park but some of the other sequences are a bit more cryptic. On the whole the film does a great job of setting expectations and then flipping them for comic effect. Some of that comes across as self parody.
There are genuinely funny moments. I saw this at a film festival and I was delighted by it. It did make me think some more about the absurdity of the modern media and the milking of outrage rather than the more important discourse that we never quite get to.
Hollidays of a Palestinian Mr. Hulot
I watched this movie not knowing really much, and looking forward something fresh from a co-production with a Palestinian country. The search of identity of Palestina abroad, and its self comparison with other cultures like the French and North American ones is present along the whole movie. Suleiman playing a role in the pants of a Palestinian Mr.Hulot keeps wondering around all the time, experiencing surrealistic situations and getting nothing much in return than the shadow of a smail reward from the viewer. Yet for the magic of some images, and its beautiful photography the movie can be watched along his somehow short time length. One minute celebrity cameo appearance towards the end among the best of this movie. If you like slow motion films, Mr.Hulot type with almost not dialogues, this one’s for you.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Elia Suleiman
Writer Elia Suleiman
Actors Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim
Country France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Awards 6 wins & 17 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.66 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Master Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)