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CHRONICLE OF A DISAPPEARANCE (Segell ikhtifa)

A film by Elia Suleiman

Palestine 1996
Color, Arabic w/eng st, 88 min

Cast: Elia Suleiman, Ula Tabari, Nazira Suleiman

::  35mm film rental: $300 | VHS/DVD Rental: $100 | VHS/DVD Purchase: $150
 

Like a meditative Jacques Tati, Elia Suleiman plays the protagonist E.S. in this thought provoking absurdist comedy about Palestinian identity, E.S. returns to the land of his birth in an attempt to find his roots. But his journey becomes a search for roots by a man whose culture has been uprooted. The film explores the effects of ghettoization and marginalization on the Palestinian psyche. E.S. experiences the rift between his native place and himself. He begins to inquire into his sense of belonging, his role as the insider/outsider. From the director of Divine Intervention.

“Unique and formally exquisite. Mesmerizing, often very funny. The people onscreen seem to be waiting for something that never comes. Depicts the surreal cultural and political powerlessness of a young, politically-aware generation of Palestinians.”
– NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS

Winner, Luigi De Laurentiis Prize, Best First Feature Film, Venice Film Festival 1996

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