Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Middle East Film Series - Divine Intervention

*7pm - Fowler 202 - Wednesday Night*
***December 1st  *

Divine Intervention (2002 - 92 min. - Arabic with English subtitles). By
Israeli director Elia Suleiman. Some reviewers have compared Suleiman to
Woody Allen and Charlie Chaplin, presumably because he has Allen's
intelligent, self-deprecating humor and Chaplin's gift for silent
comedy. This not a silent film, but an intense comedy about daily life
in the West Bank and Israel.  It is a surreal black comedy that records
a day in the life of a Palestinian living in Nazareth, whose girlfriend
lives several checkpoints away in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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