Let It Be Morning

Un Certain Regard Jury Prize
Cannes Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
An elegantly crafted, low-key, deadpan, melancholy sort of comedy.


Let It Be Morning

Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife and child, and an invitation to his brother’s wedding forces him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. After the wedding, with no warning or explanation, the village is put under military lockdown by Israeli soldiers and cut off from the outside world. Chaos rises overnight amongst those trapped within the walls.

Director Eran Kolirin (
The Band’s Visit) brings Sayed Kashua’s bestselling novel to life, exposing the absurdity of Palestinian reality while highlighting human stories of being stuck in an unexpected situation.

Official submission of Israel for the Best International Feature Film category of the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.

“Impeccably acted and written... Powerful.” -RogerEbert.com

“Flashes of droll humor... an undercurrent of suspense... [filmmaker Eran Kolirin] orchestrates the proceedings with confidence and significant subtlety.” -The New York Times

“A work of art... profound, powerful... a perfectly personal, spellbinding masterpiece.” -Middle East Eye

“Tackles the status quo, the want for power, and the need for change in a superbly brilliant way.” -Reel News Daily
Not Rated
Drama, Comedy
Arabic, Hebrew
Eran Kolirin
Sayed Kashua (novel)
Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw, Ehab Salami
Nominee, Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Guy Lodge, Variety

In a small Arabic village in Israel, at what is meant to be the emotional crescendo of a crowded, elaborate wedding, several cages are opened to release a flight of doves into the air. Except “a waddle of doves” might be a more appropriate term, given the birds’ reluctance to spread their wings, as ...

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