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It Must Be Heaven – interview with director Elia Suleiman

As a performer, Elia Suleiman has been compared to Buster Keaton.

The two actors operate in a register that might be called deadpan, or at least underplayed.

But the world around them revolves sometimes chaotically, and in the case of Suleiman that world is primarily Nazareth.

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His previous three films have been set in and around the city.

Suleiman, like Keaton, also makes the films he stars in, which all have a wry, sometimes slyly irreverent tone that mixes non professional actors and…

In his elegant, inventive, beautiful new film It Must Be Heaven, the world around him extends to Paris and New York, where he’s travelling to gather support for a…

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