VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

YADON ILAHEYYA

V' 02

YADON ILAHEYYA

DIVINE INTERVENTION

Elia Suleiman
F/Marokko/D, 2002
Fiction, 92min, Omd/fU

YADON ILAHEYYA

Elia Suleiman
F/Marokko/D, 2002
Fiction, 92min, Omd/fU

Actors: 
Elia Suleiman
E.S.
Manal Khader
die Frau
Nayef Fahoum Daher
der Vater
Screenplay: 
Elia Suleiman
Sound: 
Laurent Laffran
Camera: 
Marc-André Batigne
Editor: 
Véronique Lange
Composer: 
Mirwais
Natacha Atlas u.a.
Decoration: 
Miguel Markin
Denis Renault

Production: 
Ognon Pictures 14 rue Montmartre 75001 Paris, Frankreich T 1 40 26 56 08 ognon2@free.fr
World Sales: 
Flach Pyramide International 5 rue du Chevalier de Saint-Georges 75008 Paris, Frankreich T 1 42 96 02 20 elagesse@flach-pyramide.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih Margaretenstraße 78 1050 Wien T 1 581 39 00 20 polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

In Nazareth, under a guise of banal normalcy, the town embraces folly. Under pressure from his failing business, a man takes matters into his own hands and tries to break a chain reaction of petty feuds. He breaks down himself. The man is E.S.’ father. A love story takes place between a Palestinian man living in Jerusalem and a Palestinian woman from Ramallah. The man – E.S. – shifts between his ailing father and his love life, trying to keep both alive. Because of the political situation, the woman’s freedom of movement ends at the Israeli army checkpoint between the two cities. Barred from crossing, the lovers’ intimate encounters take place on a deserted lot right beside the checkpoint. A complicity of solemn desire begins to generate violent repercussions.