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It Must Be Heaven

A Feature film by Elia Suleiman

Produced by Rectangle Productions

Production year : 2018


    Elia Suleiman, the central character and narrator, escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to realize that Palestine is always there, just behind him. The promise of a new life soon turns into a comedy of errors. However far he travels, from Paris to New York or Doha, something reminds him home: the police, border controls and racism are never far away... And while he does everything he can to integrate into a new society, trying to erase the traces of his nationality, everyone constantly reminds him of where he has come from. As he wanders and wonders, through searching and self-searching, Elia Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where can we truly call home? From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a burlesque saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging... in which humour brings new hope for others and for Suleiman himself.


    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Rectangle Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

    Foreign production companies :

    Pallas Film, Nazira Films, Possibles Media, Zeynofilm

    French distribution :

    Le Pacte

    International releases (2)

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    Full credits (7)

    Screenwriter :

    Elia Suleiman

    Director of Photography :

    Sofian El Fani

    Costume designer :

    Alexia Crisp-Jones

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    Feature film

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    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2019

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2019)


    Official Competition - Feature Films