Let It Be Morning
dir. Eran Kolirin, Israel, France, 2021, 101min
The newest film of the author of THE BAND'S VISIT! Based on Sayed Kashua’s novel, Eran Kolirin’s (The Band’s Visit) new film, which premiered at Cannes this year, offers an acerbic, if whimsical, look at the conflict.
Sami, a middle class Palestinian working as a telecom executive, 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. When the power goes out, too, Sami is left to ponder his life choices. 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.
Director: Born on 1973, in Tel Aviv, Eran Kolirin’s feature film debut as a director, THE BAND’S VISIT (2007), thrust him into the international spotlight, winning critical acclaim and over 50 prestigious awards from around the globe, including eight Israeli Film Academy awards, two awards and a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival and two European Film Awards. THE EXCHANGE, his second feature film, was in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011. In 2016, his third film BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard. In 2018, THE BAND’S VISIT musical won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
2021: Let it be Morning (Vayehi Boker)
2016: Beyond the mountains and hills (Meever Lharim Vehagvaot)
2010: The Exchange (Hahithalfut)
2007: The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)
2004: The Long Journey (Hamasa Ha’aroch ) (TV)