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<i>The Time That Remains</i>. 2009. Palestine/Great Britain/Italy/Belgium/France. Directed by Elia Suleiman
  • The Time That Remains

    2009. Palestine/Great Britain/Italy/Belgium/France. 109 min.

Introduced by Suleiman

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Time That Remains

    2009. Palestine/Great Britain/Italy/Belgium/France. Written and directed by Elia Suleiman. With Saleh Bakri, Tarek Qubti, Suleiman. Subtitled “Chronicle of a Present Absentee,” this humorous, heartbreaking film (the final installment in a trilogy) is set among the Israeli Arab community and shot largely in homes and places in which 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 spans from 1948 until the present, recounting the saga of Suleiman’s family in elegantly stylized episodes. Inserting himself as a silent observer reminiscent of Buster Keaton, Suleiman trains a keen eye on the absurdities of life in Nazareth. Print courtesy IFC Films. In Arabic, Hebrew; English subtitles. 109 min.