LET IT BE MORNING, the new film from The Band’s Visit writer/director Eran Kolirin, will be opening in Pasadena at the Landmark Pasadena (formerly Laemmle) at 673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 via Cohen Media Group on February 10th
LET IT BE MORNING had its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival then went on to acclaim at other festivals around the world. It won in nine of the eleven categories in which it was nominated at the Ophir Awards (Israel’s Academy Awards) including best film, director, actor and actress.
From Eran Kolirin comes a new powerful and timely film– LET IT BE MORNING. In the film, a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen attending his brother’s wedding in an Arab village finds himself unable to return home to Jerusalem when a road is blocked by Israeli soldiers.
The film was named by the Jerusalem Post as one of the best films of the year.
Sami (Alex Bakri, Mars at Sunrise), a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen, thought he’d found his place in life. But then, without any conceivable reason, the Arab village where he grew up is suddenly surrounded by an ominous wall. Now he is forced to deal with questions of identity and national belonging. The bittersweet film is about a state of siege, both internal and external – about a man who built a wall around his heart, and how that wall starts coming apart when another, more real one goes up around his home.
LET IT BE MORNING also stars Juna Suleiman (The Time That Remains), Salim Dau (The Crown) and Ehab Salami (Wajib). The film is based on the novel under the same name by Palestinian author, Sayed Kashua and was produced by Nadav Palti, Ra’anan Gershoni, Keren Michael, Tami Mozes Borovitz and Yoni Paran. The film is a Dori Media production in collaboration with Les Films du Poisson.
Watch the trailer here