Elia Suleiman

A Palestinian filmmaker, screenwriter and actor, Elia Suleiman won the Official Competition Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival with his film ‘Divine Intervention’. He also competed in 2009 with ‘The Times That Remains’, an account of the situation in Palestine since 1948, told through the history of a family. His cinema is known for combining comedy and burlesque.