The time that remains

The time that remains

DVD - 2012 | Arabic
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A humorous, heartbreaking film that explores life among the Israeli Arab community, shot largely in homes and places in which Elia Suleiman's family once lived. Inspired by his father's diaries, letters his mother sent to family members who had fled the Israeli occupation, and the director's own recollections, the film recounts the saga of the filmmaker's family in subtly hilarious vignettes
Publisher: [United States] : IFC Films, [2012]
ISBN: 9780788614712
Branch Call Number: DVD Time 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Not rated


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Jun 17, 2018

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Jun 16, 2018

Written and directed by Elia Suleiman in 2009, this semi-biographical drama depicts the creation of the Israeli state from 1948 to the present.
Although it contains humorous scenes, you just can't laught out loud.
It seems like a suppressed or pessimistic kind of sense of humor during the violences of fighting.

Dec 12, 2015

Elia Suleiman is either the Palestinian Wes Anderson or
Wes Anderson is his American protégé. A very interesting movie that devolves into a silent ending with the middle-aged Suleiman character staring at people and things.

Dec 22, 2014

could not finish watching it - too slow, boring and so far from the reality I have experienced. much better films out there showing the stresses, losses and issues in that part of the middle east.

Oct 04, 2012

This film by Elia Suleiman tells a personal story that spans 6 decades and 3 generations. He also stars in the latter part of the film - stone-faced most of the time, perhaps by design. Life in Palentine under Isaeli occupation is not exactly a light-hearted matter but the director repeatedly introduced some comical moments while telling the story of his family. A very interesting film for anyone who wants to have a glimpse into life in present day Palentine.


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