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Thu Oct 13 19:54:41 PDT 2011


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  *ELIA SULEIMAN COMES TO BPFF FOR BLOCKBUSTER WEEKEND*
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[image: Elia Suleiman]

*Elia Suleiman<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=k89odgcab&et=1107973985830&s=1298&e=001YAnEdtDWIMzmIhZgqlOd4mrm1Nl4awMkNH0Ph-YCfSLk2WKvLPZkXcyubXFE6MryesKQgkdRbuJk_-iWxr9gac7EOULbcAL6g1ChTnljDK7MN36T35jrkieEgq95UXdKUHRqaeicnWHv76XOwdviMxGYJffmXfjr>
* is a highly celebrated film writer, director, actor, and producer.
According to *The New Yorker* Magazine, *"Suleiman's name is often linked
with that of [filmmaking genius] Jacques
Tati,<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=k89odgcab&et=1107973985830&s=1298&e=001YAnEdtDWIMxBReuHHnv85zdhCRbCNb_ezxJK_7vokRHafCiQtiSNiWTvItV-uMsRlw9pX6P4P_T5yso5JQcamLHCi11g4xxhBNIPZnWT2FbNTm2orfgE2KoONbcC5l9H>and
the comparison is just."
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Suleiman is best known for his 2002 film *Divine Intervention (2002),* a
modern tragic comedy on living under occupation in the Palestinian
territories, which won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and
the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI); also receiving the Best Foreign
Film Prize at the European Awards in Rome. *Divine Intervention,* as well as
his earlier work *Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996), *which won the Best
First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film Festival, are part of a trilogy
together with *The Time That Remains (2009), *this year's *Opening Night
film. *



*The Time That Remains*, a 2009 Cannes Selection, is a semi-biographical
black comedy film written and directed by Suleiman, starring Elia Suleiman,
Saleh Bakri, Leila Mouammar, and Bilal Zidani. It offers an account of the
creation of the Israeli state from 1948 to the present. The film won the
prestigious Black Pearl Award for Best Middle Eastern Narrative Film at the
2009 Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) in Abu Dhabi. It also
won the Jury Grand Prize (with *About Elly*) at the Asia Pacific Screen
Awards.



According to *Variety* Magazine: *"Suleiman has unquestionably made his
masterpiece with *The Time That Remains."



*All three works will all be shown at separate screenings at the MFA* during
our Blockbuster Opening Weekend, October 21-23, 2011, all followed by
discussion with Suleiman, offering *a rare opportunity for engagement with
an iconic Palestinian filmmaker about a major body of his work.*

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*The Time That Remains    *Buy
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2009 | DRAMA | 109 Min* *

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*Friday, October 21, 2011 6:30 pm  *

Q&A with Director follows screening.
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Subtitled *Chronicle of a Present Absentee,* this humorous, heartbreaking
film is set shot largely in homes and places in which Suleiman's family, who
are Palestinian citizens of Israel, 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 four
elegantly stylized episodes. Suleiman himself plays a silent, impassive
observer.



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1996 | DRAMA | 88 Min.*  *

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*Saturday, October 22, 2011 2:00 pm*
Q&A with Director follows screening.

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In a series of witty vignettes, Elia Suleiman expresses his emotions and
state of mind as he observes daily life in Palestine. With characteristic
dry wit and an eye for the absurd at the heart of the mundane, *Chronicle of
a Disappearance* is a thoughtful, politically nuanced treatment of the
routines, rituals, ceremonies, and accidents that punctuate the life of
'E.S.' (played by Elia Suleiman himself) on his return home from abroad to
Palestine.


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2002 | DRAMA | 92 Min.



*Sunday, October 23, 2011 7:00 pm*

Q&A with Director follows screening.

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*[image: Divine Intervention Balloon]*Packed with witty visual gags, comic
vignettes, and moments of spectacular fantasy, the award-winning *Divine
Intervention* (subtitled *A Chronicle of Love and Pain*) is a portrait of
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict laced with wicked and subversive humor.
Suleiman again plays the central character himself: "E.S." cares for his
ailing father in Jerusalem whilst conducting an affair with a Palestinian
woman in Ramallah. Recalling the comic genius of Jacques Tati and deadpan
delivery of Buster Keaton, Suleiman's film is a passionate and surreal
depiction of the situation in Palestine.



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    *THEMES OF THIS YEAR'S FILM FESTIVAL*
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*The Work of Elia Suleiman*
[image: Time That Remains Stone Wall]

*Celebrating the Legacy of Edward Said*
[image: Edward Said Knowledge is the Beginning]

*Homage to Past and Present Revolutions*
*In Honor of the Arab Spring*
  [image: We Were Egypt - Arab Spring demo]

*Challenging the Status Quo*
[image: Cultures of REsistance]


*Women Making Movies  *
 [image: Women making movies (Mara'aneh)]

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