Chronicle of a Disappearance (12A*)

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Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman returns to his homeland after years of living in New York.

Palestinian collective identity is explored in this ironic account of the filmmaker’s return to his beloved homeland after living in New York for many years.

Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman’s (Divine Intervention, The Time that Remains) debut feature, uses documentary and fictional modes as he tours the country between his home town Nazareth and Jerusalem.

In the first part of the film, ‘Nazareth, A Personal Diary’, Suleiman observes the paradoxes and laments of modern life through an observational look at his aging parents and close friends, while in the second part ‘Jerusalem, a Political Diary’ a fictional mode is applied, as the filmmaker analyses the political realities and ironies of life in the city.

Palestine 1996 Dir Elia Suleiman 88 min

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