Divine Intervention

Directed by Elia Suleiman

‘A popular Jury Prize winner at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, DIVINE INTERVENTION uses the most subversive weapon of all – humour – to portray the mood of the escalating Middle East conflict. Filled with witty visual gags and a bravura style the film features Palestinian writer/director Suleiman in the central role as E.S. Subtitled ‘A Chronicle of Love and Pain’, DIVINE INTERVENTION follows a series of interrelated characters as they struggle to maintain the veneer of normal life in Nazareth. Trapped in a land that denies them their basic human rights, the film defines the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory in painfully explicit human terms.’ Excerpted from the production notes.

92 minutes

Country of origin:
France and Palestine

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