The Time That Remains


The Time That Remains

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An intimate semi-biographical portrait of Palestinians living as a minority in their own homeland between 1948 and the present day, from the acclaimed director of DIVINE INTERVENTION. --- (C) IFC

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  • Suleiman takes the approach of gentle observer, neither condoning nor confronting -- not violently, at least. Start with humor and perhaps empathy will follow.

    Feb 5, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Living in a part of the world where politics, and the pursuit of politics by warring means, are the rule, director Elia Suleiman is the exception.

    Feb 4, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite its abundance of deadpan and absurdist humor, "The Time That Remains," a look at the Arab-Israeli conflict from a Palestinian perspective, was clearly made with a sorrowful heart.

    Feb 4, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Suleiman's obvious gift for cinema makes you wish that in connecting so personally with his past, he'd occasionally reach out to the audience, too.

    Jan 19, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • To keep a steady gaze, the film suggests, is not just a virtue but a form of orderly protest, when your world is breaking apart.

    Jan 18, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Throughout, Suleiman contemplates how much has changed in his homeland since the Israeli declaration of independence in 1948, and how the natives have tried to maintain some continuity.

    Jan 13, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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