Thursday, January 27, 2011

Elia Suleiman's The Time That Remains Opens in Toronto Feb 4

From a media release:

eOne Films presents

THE TIME THAT REMAINS
A Film By Elia Suleiman

*World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2009
*North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009

Opens in Toronto on Friday, February 4th, 2011
Bell Lightbox Theatre

Screenplay written by Elia Suleiman
Produced by Michael Gentile and Elia Suleiman
The film stars Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Samar Qudha Tanus, Shafika Bajjali, Tarek Qubti, Zuhar abu Hanna and Ayman Espanioli

THE TIME THAT REMAINS is a semi-autobiographical film in four episodes about a family, my family, from 1948 until recent times. The film is inspired by my father’s private diaries, starting from when he was a resistance fighter in 1948, and by my mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country. Combined with my intimate memories of them and with them, the film attempts to portray the daily life of those Palestinians who remained and were labeled "Israeli-Arabs", living as a minority in their own homeland.



Drama, Feature Film
105 minutes
Image is of Director Elia Suleiman, courtesy of eOne Films.

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