The Time That Remains



"The Time that Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about Elia Suleiman’s family - spanning from 1948, until recent times. The diaries of Suleiman’s father inspire the film. They are his personal accounts, starting from when he was a resistant fighter in 1948, and his mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country since then.

Combined with Suleiman’s intimate memories of them and with them, the film attempts to portray the daily life of those Palestinians who remained in their land and were labeled « Israeli-Arabs », living as a minority in their own homeland.



Elia Suleiman -- 109’, Arabic/Hebrew/English (UK/Italy/Belgium/France: 2009)