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Elia Suleiman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Israelien born on 28 july 1960 at Nazareth (Israel)

Elia Suleiman

Elia Suleiman
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Nationality Israel
Birth 28 july 1960 (60 years) at Nazareth (Israel)
Awards Prince Claus Awards

Elia Suleiman (Arabic: إيليا سليمان‎, [ˈʔiːlja sʊleːˈmaːn]; born July 28, 1960) is a Palestinian film director and actor of Rûm Greek Orthodox origin. He is best known for the 2002 film Divine Intervention (Arabic: يد إلهية‎), a modern tragic comedy on living under occupation in Palestine which won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. Elia Suleiman's cinematic style is often compared to that of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton, for its poetic interplay between "burlesque and sobriety". He is married to Lebanese singer and actress Yasmine Hamdan.

Biography

Entre 1982-1993, Suleiman vit à New York, où il réalise deux courts métrages : Hommage par assassinat et Introduction à la fin d'un argument, qui montre la représentation des Arabes à la télévision et dans le cinéma hollywoodien, qui lui valent plusieurs récompenses. En 1994, il déménage à Jérusalem où la Commission européenne le charge de créer un département Cinéma et Média à l'université de Bir Zeit. Ses essais et articles sont publiés en anglais, arabe et français. Il a également fait des conférences et lectures publiques dans les universités du monde entier.

En 1996, Suleiman réalise Chronique d'une disparition, son premier long métrage traitant de l'identité palestinienne. Ce film est présenté en sélection officielle à la Mostra de Venise 1996.

En 2000, il sort le court métrage Cyber Palestine.

Son deuxième long métrage, Intervention divine, est présenté en sélection officielle au Festival de Cannes 2002 et reçoit le prix du jury. Pour les besoins de ce film, il contacte Yasmine Hamdan pour lui demander l'autorisation d’utiliser deux chansons du groupe Soapkills. Par la suite, ils se marieront.

En 2006, Suleiman est membre du jury du Festival de Cannes présidé par le réalisateur chinois Wong Kar-wai.

Son troisième long métrage, Le Temps qu'il reste, est présenté en sélection officielle au Festival de Cannes 2009.

Lors de la Mostra de Venise 2014, il est membre du jury des longs-métrages.

Son film It Must Be Heaven est présenté en sélection officielle au Festival de Cannes 2019 où il remporte une mention spéciale du jury et le Prix FIPRESCI.

Usually with

Gaspar Noé
Gaspar Noé
(1 films)
Ali Suliman
Ali Suliman
(3 films)
Pablo Trapero
Pablo Trapero
(1 films)
Julio Medem
Julio Medem
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Elia Suleiman (8 films)

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Actor

It Must Be Heaven, 1h37
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman, Grégoire Colin, Gael García Bernal, Vincent Maraval, Stephen McHattie
Roles Elia Suleiman
Rating70% 3.5399253.5399253.5399253.5399253.539925
Le film se compose d'une succession de 30 à 50 scènes, d'abord à Nazareth, puis à Paris, New-York, Montréal, et enfin la dernière à Nazareth.
The Time That Remains, 1h49
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman, Saleh Bakri, Doraid Liddawi, Menashe Noy, Mira Awad
Roles ES
Rating70% 3.5451853.5451853.5451853.5451853.545185
In four episodes, Suleiman recounts family stories inspired by his father Fuad's private diaries starting from when he was a resistance fighter in 1948, and his mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country during the same period. In addition, Suleiman also combines his own memories in an attempt to provide a portrait of the daily life of the Palestinians who were labeled "Israeli-Arabs" after they chose to remain in their country and become a minority.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Roles (Irtebak)
Rating68% 3.400853.400853.400853.400853.40085
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
Bamako
Bamako (2006)
, 1h55
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Aïssa Maïga, Danny Glover, Elia Suleiman, Abderrahmane Sissako, Habib Dembélé, Jean-Henri Roger
Roles Cow-boy
Rating67% 3.393793.393793.393793.393793.39379
Melé est une chanteuse de bar et son mari, Chaka, au chômage s'enfonce dans le silence. Malgré une fille qui les unit, leur couple s'émiette petit à petit. Ils vivent dans une maison qu'ils partagent avec plusieurs familles. Dans la cour, se tient un étonnant événement : le procès de la société civile africaine contre la Banque mondiale et le FMI !
Divine Intervention, 1h32
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Elia Suleiman, Michel Piccoli, David Belle
Roles E.S.
Rating65% 3.298063.298063.298063.298063.29806
In Nazareth, Santa Claus runs away from children as gifts fall from his basket. He's been stabbed and leans against a tree.
Chronicle of a Disappearance, 1h28
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.532343.532343.532343.532343.53234
The film is set in the tense period in the Israel-Palestinian peace process shortly after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the election of Benjamin Netanyahu, with the strained relations implied but not explicitly depicted. It is divided into two major sections, all loosely tied together as the story of Suleiman's return to the West Bank and Israel. The character of Suleiman in the film is described only as 'E.S.' E.S. returns from a twelve-year exile in New York City and is now in unfamiliar territory. Within the film, no real plot or character development emerges. A series of mostly unconnected scenes take place one after the other in documentary film like fashion. The gradual accumulation of images and dialogue start without conclusion presenting an unsettling kind of feeling, which was meant to convey the quality of life led by Palestinians given their statelessness.

Director

It Must Be Heaven, 1h37
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman, Grégoire Colin, Gael García Bernal, Vincent Maraval, Stephen McHattie
Rating70% 3.5399253.5399253.5399253.5399253.539925
Le film se compose d'une succession de 30 à 50 scènes, d'abord à Nazareth, puis à Paris, New-York, Montréal, et enfin la dernière à Nazareth.
The Time That Remains, 1h49
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman, Saleh Bakri, Doraid Liddawi, Menashe Noy, Mira Awad
Rating70% 3.5451853.5451853.5451853.5451853.545185
In four episodes, Suleiman recounts family stories inspired by his father Fuad's private diaries starting from when he was a resistance fighter in 1948, and his mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country during the same period. In addition, Suleiman also combines his own memories in an attempt to provide a portrait of the daily life of the Palestinians who were labeled "Israeli-Arabs" after they chose to remain in their country and become a minority.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Rating68% 3.400853.400853.400853.400853.40085
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
Divine Intervention, 1h32
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Elia Suleiman, Michel Piccoli, David Belle
Rating65% 3.298063.298063.298063.298063.29806
In Nazareth, Santa Claus runs away from children as gifts fall from his basket. He's been stabbed and leans against a tree.
Cyber Palestine, 16minutes
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Genres Drama
Rating49% 2.4903952.4903952.4903952.4903952.490395
Marie et Joseph tentent de se rendre à Bethléem.
Chronicle of a Disappearance, 1h28
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman
Rating70% 3.532343.532343.532343.532343.53234
The film is set in the tense period in the Israel-Palestinian peace process shortly after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the election of Benjamin Netanyahu, with the strained relations implied but not explicitly depicted. It is divided into two major sections, all loosely tied together as the story of Suleiman's return to the West Bank and Israel. The character of Suleiman in the film is described only as 'E.S.' E.S. returns from a twelve-year exile in New York City and is now in unfamiliar territory. Within the film, no real plot or character development emerges. A series of mostly unconnected scenes take place one after the other in documentary film like fashion. The gradual accumulation of images and dialogue start without conclusion presenting an unsettling kind of feeling, which was meant to convey the quality of life led by Palestinians given their statelessness.

Scriptwriter

It Must Be Heaven, 1h37
Directed by Elia Suleiman
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman, Grégoire Colin, Gael García Bernal, Vincent Maraval, Stephen McHattie
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.5399253.5399253.5399253.5399253.539925
Le film se compose d'une succession de 30 à 50 scènes, d'abord à Nazareth, puis à Paris, New-York, Montréal, et enfin la dernière à Nazareth.