Let It Be Morning

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Poster for the film LET IT BE MORNING

Let It Be Morning

Israel’s Official Submission to the 94th Academy Awards.
The story of Sami (Alex Bakri), a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen living in Jerusalem, who returns to the Arab village where he grew up to attend his brother’s wedding. After the Israeli government locks his hometown down, Sami is trapped, cut off from the outside world, and forced to reckon with questions about his own identity and hidden secrets. Written and directed by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), and adapted from the best-selling novel by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, Let It Be Morning is a subtle, thought-provoking film about a man who has built a wall around his heart—and the way that inner wall starts to come apart when an actual, real wall goes up around his hometown.

"Despite flashes of droll humor, the film builds up an undercurrent of suspense, with the prospect of violence always near. Kolirin orchestrates the proceedings with confidence and significant subtlety, never letting political diagnoses overwhelm character."
Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
"Impeccably acted and written."
Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2023 series.

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