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Divine Intervention

Yadon ilaheyya

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Directed by Elia Suleiman
France, Morocco, 2002
Drama, Romance, War
      Arabic
      English

Synopsis

E.S. cares for his ailing father in Jerusalem whilst conducting an affair with a Palestinian woman living in Ramallah. Barred from moving between the two cities, the lovers are forced to share their intimate moments in the shadow of an Israeli army checkpoint.

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Palestinian director Elia Suleiman brings darkly deadpan humor, surreal poetics, static long-shots, and Keaton-esque slapstick to explore the absurdity of life under occupation. With shades of Tati, Kaurismäki and Andersson, this masterful tragicomedy won both the Jury and FIPRESCI awards at Cannes.

Synopsis

E.S. cares for his ailing father in Jerusalem whilst conducting an affair with a Palestinian woman living in Ramallah. Barred from moving between the two cities, the lovers are forced to share their intimate moments in the shadow of an Israeli army checkpoint.

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Divine InterventionDirected byElia Suleiman
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Cannes Film Festival
2002 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

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