It Must Be Heaven review

There’s something to be said about the blissfulness of ignorance. Festivals are prime places to be able to go into a film cold, often not even knowing the title, let alone the subject and synopsis. Give me a movie and I’ll apprehend, no matter what, and hopefully find something to fall for. This rarefied way of seeing Elia Suleiman’s It Must Be Heaven proved heavenly, and there’s perhaps no better way of seeing this charming, sweet and intelligent film. Read More »

‘The Time That Remains’ Trailer

Sundance Selects has released the official movie trailer for Elia Suleiman‘s The Time That Remains. The film, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, is an “examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.” The film has a 83% on Rotten Tomatoes with 15 of 18 positive reviews. Empire Magazine called it “a touching and insightful black comedy that gracefully spans sixty years.” Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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What is it with omnibus films of late? In the past few years there have been Chacun son cinema, New York, I Love You, Paris Je T’aime and a couple others. And now there’s a plan to put together a seven-part film about live in contemporary Cuba, called 7 Days in Havana. The hook here is the directorial lineup, which includes Benicio Del Toro and Gaspar Noe. That’s good enough for me — I’ll spend a week in Cuba with these guys. Read More »