Elia Suleiman

Elia Suleiman – Short Curriculum Vitae

Elia Suleiman was born in 1960 in Nazareth and lived in New York from 1981 to 1993. During his stay there, he directed his first two short films "Introduction to the End of an Argument" and "Homage by Assassination" that both won numerous awards. In 1994 Suleiman moved to Jerusalem and was entrusted with the task of developing a Film and Media Department at Birzeit University with funding support from the European Commission. His essays and articles have been published in English, Arabian, and French. His first feature film "Chronicle of a Disappearance" won the Best First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. His second feature "Divine Intervention" won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI). His next film "The Time That Remains" competed in the Cannes Film Festival while his last feature film "It Must Be Heaven" received the Jury Special Mention Αward at the Cannes Film Festival (2019) as well as the FIPRESCI Prize. 

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