Elia Suleiman's Arab-Israeli War Within

The director's lifelong identity battle is played out onscreen

For all his rancor, Suleiman’s delight in the mordant irony never deserts him. “Wow!” he says when I tell him that I was born on a kibbutz near Nazareth in 1948, the year in which his movie begins and Israel was born. “You should put that in the article.”

Elia Suleiman: He is the passenger
Elia Suleiman: He is the passenger


Read Dan Kois' review of The Time That Remains here.

This profile appeared in print as "The Arab-Israeli War Within: Elia Suleiman’s lifelong identity battle, played out onscreen."

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