Elia Suleiman (3)

(7 días en La Habana)

Γαλλία/France, Ισπανία/Spain, 2012, εγχ./col.
Σκην./Dir.: "Diary of a Beginner": Elia Suleiman, "La Fuente": Laurent Cantet, "El Yuma": Benicio Del Toro, "La tentación de Cecilia": Julio Medem, "Ritual": Gaspar Noé, "Dulce amargo": Juan Carlos Tabío, "Jam Session": Pablo Trapero. Σεν./Scr.: Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Leonardo Padura. Ηθ./Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Vladimir Cruz, Emir Kusturica, Irene del Valle, Elia Suleiman, Álvaro Longoria, Ruth Bermudo. Παρ./Prod.: Chaocorp Distribution, Full House, Morena Films. Διαν./Dist.: Feelgood Entertainment. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 129'.
Seven different stories, one for each day of the week, approaching the multiple facets of the Cuban daily life. In Suleiman’s story, a Palestinian arrives in Havana and wanders around the city streets while waiting for an appointment with the Embassy of Palestine.


(Yadon ilaheyya)

Γαλλία/France, Μαρόκο/Morocco, Γερμανία/Germany, Παλαιστίνη/Palestinian territories, 2002, εγχρ./col. 
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Elia Suleiman. Φωτ./Cin.: Marc-André Batigne. Μοντ./Ed.: Véronique Lange. Ηθ./Cast: Elia Suleiman, Manal Khader. Παρ./Prod.: Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Gimages, Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion (II). Διάρκεια/Dur.: 92΄.
Santa Claus tries to outrun a gang of knife-wielding youth. It's one of several vignettes of Palestinian life in Israel - in a neighborhood in Nazareth and at Al-Ram checkpoint in East Jerusalem. Most of the stories are droll, some absurd, one is mythic and fanciful; few words are spoken. A man who goes through his mail methodically each morning has a heart attack. His son visits him in hospital. The son regularly meets a woman at Al-Ram; they sit in a car, hands caressing. Once, she defies Israeli guards at the checkpoint; later, ninja-like, she takes on soldiers at a target range. A red balloon floats free overhead. Neighbors toss garbage over walls. Life goes on until it doesn't.


Αγγλία/UΚ, Ιταλία/Italy, Βέλγιο/Belgium, Γαλλία/France, 2009, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Elia Suleiman. Φωτ./Cin.: Marc-André Batigne. Μοντ./Ed.: Véronique Lange. Μουσ./Mus.: Matthieu Sibony. Ηθ./Cast: Ali Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Elia Suleiman, Samar Tanus. Παρ./Prod.: Film, The, Nazira Films, France 3 Cinéma. Διαν./Dist.: Spentzos Film. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 109΄.
In four episodes, Suleiman recounts family stories inspired by his father Fuad's private diaries starting from when he was a resistance fighter in 1948, and his mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country during the same period. In addition, Suleiman also combines his own memories in an attempt to provide a portrait of the daily life of the Palestinians who were labeled "Israeli-Arabs" after they chose to remain in their country and become a minority.

The Time that Remains-2