Script Writer, Actor, Director PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

Elia SULEIMAN

Elia SULEIMAN

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Biography

Born in 1960 in Nazareth, Elia Suleiman lived in New York from 1981-1993. While in the United States, he directs his first two short films: Introduction to the End of an Argument and Homage by Assassination, winning numerous awards.
In 1994, he settles down in Jerusalem, where the European Commission entrusts him with the mission of creating a Film and Media Department at Birzeit University. His essays and articles have been published in English, Arabic and French.
His first feature film, Chronicle of a Disappearance, won the Best First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.
In 2002, Divine Intervention won the Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes as well as the Best Foreign Film Prize at the European Awards in Rome.
Often compared to Tati and Keaton, Elia Suleiman handles burlesque and sobriety with the same poetic sense.

Films presented at Cannes

IT MUST BE HEAVEN 2019 In Competition – Feature Films Script / Dialogue, Director, Actor
7 DÍAS EN LA HABANA 7 DAYS IN HAVANA 2012 Un Certain Regard Actor, Director, Script / Dialogue
THE TIME THAT REMAINS 2009 In Competition – Feature Films Actor, Director, Script / Dialogue
CHACUN SON CINÉMA TO EACH HIS OWN CINEMA 2007 Out of Competition Director
YADON ILAHEYYA 2002 In Competition – Feature Films Actor, Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

IT MUST BE HEAVEN
IT MUST BE HEAVEN 2019 Special Mention Script / Dialogue, Director, Actor
INTERVENTION DIVINE
YADON ILAHEYYA 2002 Jury Prize Actor, Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2006
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Directors

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

Director
Constantin Mikhailovitch SIMONOV

Constantin Mikhailovitch SIMONOV

Writer
Henri DECOIN

Henri DECOIN

Director
Jerzy KAWALEROWICZ

Jerzy KAWALEROWICZ

Director
Louise COURVOISIER

Louise COURVOISIER

Director
Mathieu AMALRIC

Mathieu AMALRIC

Director, Actor
Nanni MORETTI

Nanni MORETTI

Director
Pierre RISSIENT

Pierre RISSIENT

Pietro GERMI

Pietro GERMI

Teinosuke KINUGASA

Teinosuke KINUGASA

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