IFC Films presents The Time That Remains

The Time That Remains is a film that is broken into vignettes and tells the story of writer/director Elia Suleiman who hilariously inserts himself in the vignettes themselves as an “observer” type of character.  The story takes place from 1948 to the present.  Watching the trailer, I was taken by its almost whimsical tone.  It was almost like watching a silent movie with sound. IFC Films is proud to present The Time That Remains. The film opens opens this Friday, 1/7/11 at the IFC Center in NYC and is available nationwide on demand starting on  1/5/11.

THE TIME THAT REMAINS is a humorous, heartbreaking film composed of elegantly stylized autobiographical episodes from the life of writer/director Elia Suleiman. The film explores life among the Israeli Arab community, and is shot largely in homes and places in which Suleiman’s family once lived. Inspired by his father’s diaries, letters his mother sent to family members who had fled the Israeli occupation, and the director’s own recollections, the film spans from 1948 until the present, recounting the saga of the filmmaker’s family in subtly hilarious vignettes. Inserting himself as a silent observer reminiscent of Buster Keaton, Suleiman trains a keen eye on the absurdities of life in Nazareth.


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1 Response to “IFC Films presents The Time That Remains”

  1. Gerard Iribe

    Sorry, but the scene of the tank tracking the guy walking in front of it cracks me up everytime. lol

    I may blind buy this when it hits blu-ray.