Let It Be Morning

תן לזה להיות בוקר

France, Israel 2021
In Arabic and Hebrew, subtitles in English
101 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Eran Kolirin
Screenplay: Eran Kolirin based on Sayed Kashua’s novel
Cast: Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw
Production: Ra'anan Gershoni, Keren Michael, Tamar Mozes-Borovitz, Nadav Palti, Jonathan Paran / Dori Media Group, Les Films du Poisson, Israeli Film Fund
Print Source: The Match Factory

A middle-class Palestinian businessman Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife and kid. An invitation to his brother's wedding forces him to return to the Arabic village where he grew up. After the wedding, with no explanation, the village is put under lockdown by Israeli soldiers. Chaos rises overnight amongst those stuck within the walls. Cut off from the outside world, trapped in an unexpected situation, Sami watches as everything falls apart. Sami regards the dusty settlement of his youth with minimal nostalgia, and a hint of condescension toward family and former friends.

Timo Kuismin