Let It Be Morning

Israel, 101m, DCP

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Screened February 3–23, 2023

Adapted from the international best-selling novel by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, Let It Be Morning is the story of Sami (Alex Bakri) a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen living in Jerusalem who receives an invitation to his brother’s wedding forcing him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. After the wedding finishes, with no explanation, Sami’s hometown is put under a military blockade lockdown by Israeli soldiers. When chaos erupts overnight amongst the villagers stuck behind the wall due to the blockade, Sami is cut off from the outside world and trapped in an unexpected situation. As he deals with hidden secrets and questions about his own identity, Sami watches everything he holds dear begin to fall apart. Written and directed by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), Let It Be Morning is a film about a state of siege, both internal and external – centered around a man who has built a wall around his heart, and how that inner wall starts coming apart when an actual, real wall goes up around his hometown. A Cohen Media Group release

In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, Haifa Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival

Israel’s Official Submission to the 94th Academy Awards

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A film by Eran Kolirin

Flashes of droll humor… an undercurrent of suspense… [Eran Kolirin] orchestrates the proceedings with confidence and significant subtlety.”

Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

Impeccably acted and written… Powerful.”

Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com