The Time That Remains

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An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.[Synopsis from the director, courtesy of Cannes Film Festival] : "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a family--my family--spanning from 1948, until recent times. The film is inspired by my father’s diaries of his personal accounts, starting from when he was a resistant fighter in 1948, and by my mother’s letters to family members who were forced to leave the country since then. Combined with my intimate memories of them and with them, the film attempts to portray the daily life of those Palestinians who remained in their land and were labeled "Israeli-Arabs," living as a minority in their own homeland.

  1. Elia Suleiman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ali Suliman

    Ali Suliman

    Eliza's Boyfriend

  2. Elia Suleiman

    Elia Suleiman


  3. SB

    Saleh Bakri


  4. AK

    Avi Kleinberger

    Government Official

  5. DL

    Doraid Liddawi

    Ramalla IDF officer

  6. AH

    Amer Hlehel


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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget $6,500,000.00

Revenue $753,808.00

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Release Information

  • January 7, 2011
    PG-13, Theatrical



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