LET IT BE MORNING
THE BAND’S VISIT director Eran Kolirin returns with this gently satirical tale of a man and his family trapped by military blockade inside a tiny Arab village in Israel.
Palestinian executive Sami (Alex Bakri) has reluctantly traveled to his remote hometown for his brother’s wedding with his wife Mina (Juna Suleiman) and their young son in tow. Barely able to conceal his condescension for his former friends and neighbors, Sami is eager to return to his business (and mistress) in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the Israeli military has other plans, forming a wall around the perimeter of the village and placing the townspeople under lockdown without explanation. With the community suddenly cut off from the world outside, the situation begins to descend into chaos, exposing frictions and disparities within the town’s Arab population. Sami is forced to contend with his own role in this misfortune and reevaluate his seemingly comfortable place in his society. Adapting a novel by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, director Eran Kolirin (BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS, PFF25) employs a distinctly dry sense of humor to underline the absurdities of life as an Arab in modern-day Israel.
CAST: Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw, Ehab Elias Salami
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