HOP Film 'The Time that Remains' July 18, 2024 @ 7pm , Loew Auditorium

July 18, 2024 @ 7pm  Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts https://hop.dartmouth.edu/events/time-remains

Palestinian writer/director Elia Suleiman's exquisite semi-biographical drama recounts the creation of the Israeli state from 1948 to the present.

Arab-Israeli screenwriter and Jewish Studies Professor Sayed Kashua has curated the film 'The Time That Remains' for the course he is teaching this summer on "The Politics of Israel and Palestine," and will introduce the film.

Titled "Chronicle of a Present Absentee," the film, both humorous and poignant, marks the concluding part of a trilogy that includes "Chronicle of a Disappearance" and "Divine Intervention." It is set within the Israeli Arab community and primarily filmed in locations where writer/director Suleiman's family once resided.

Drawing from his father's diaries, his mother's letters to relatives who fled during the Israeli occupation, and his own memories, the film spans from 1948 to the present day, narrating the story of Suleiman's family through elegantly stylized vignettes. Playing a role akin to Buster Keaton, Suleiman appears as a silent observer, focusing sharply on the absurdities of life in Nazareth.

D: Elia Suleiman, France/Palestine, subtitles, 2009, 1h49m

Tickets can be purchased here: https://hop.dartmouth.edu/events/time-remains