Maleny Film Society – It Must Be Heaven -Matinee
March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
General Admission- Matinee
Doors Open 2:30 pm for cash bar, tea/coffee, slices
Movie Starts at 3:00 pm
In this droll comedy Palestinian director Elia Suleiman plays a character based on himself. He leaves his home in Nazareth and travels to Paris and New York. Everywhere he is the gentle bemused observer of a world that seems absurd, authoritarian and often threatening. Comparisons have been made with the films of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton: a baffled innocent negotiates a world in which he does not fit in. The film is notable for its visual humour and telling compositions—in fact there is not much dialogue at all in the first half. While there are laugh-out loud moments and playful whimsy, this thought-provoking comedy conveys a poignant sense of exile and emphasises the meaningless of national borders when so much is the same everywhere.