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3.6
416 Ratings

Divine Intervention

Yadon ilaheyya

Directed by Elia Suleiman
Palestinian Territory, France, 2002
Drama, Romance, War

Synopsis

Between Nazareth, Jerusalem and Ramallah, ES (Elia Suleiman) and his lover, unable to escape the reality of the Israeli occupation, enter a fantasy world that gives expression to remarkable acts of courage.

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Divine Intervention Directed by Elia Suleiman

Critics reviews

Whatever your politics — and the film’s use of wish-fulfillment superhero fantasies about Arab women destroying Israeli checkpoints and death squads can seem uncomfortable — the movie was clearly unique and engaged and offered a fresh take on political cinema. Perhaps Suleiman was influenced less by Tati’s Playtime, which his long-take long-shots do evoke, and more by Roy Andersson’s Songs from the Second Floor (2000), which also harnessed Tati technique.
April 19, 2014
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