The Time That Remains

Based on the memories of Elia Suleiman’s family, this is a unique and deeply personal depiction of Palestine from 1948 up to the present from the internationally acclaimed director of Divine Intervention.

Beginning with the surrender of Nazareth to the Israeli army, the film interweaves the personal and the political in a series of brilliant and blackly comic vignettes of life under the occupation. Suleiman himself plays a silent, Keatonesque observer of the absurd or traffic incidents. The film is at once a heart-breaking testament to his family, a lesson from history, and a poignant, subversively funny delight.

Director: Elia Suleiman
Writer: Elia Suleiman
Starring: Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Saleh Bakri