The time that remains, chronicle of a present absentee

Directed by Elia Suleiman

Louverture Films is an Associate Producer

festivals & AWARDS

  • Cannes Film Festival 2009 - in Competition
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2009
  • MEIFF 2009 Black Pearl Award for Best Middle Eastern Narrative Film
  • Variety's Middle East Filmmaker of the Year Award 2009

A semi-autobiographical film, in four episodes, about the filmmaker's family, from 1948 until recent times. Inspired by the private diaries of his father and by his mother's letters to family members who were forced to leave Palestine, the filmmaker brilliantly combines intimate memories with a portrayal of daily life among those Palestinians who remained and were labelled Israeli-Arabs.