A Watsch Films Company

It Must Be Heaven

A film by Elia Suleiman

Comedy, 2019 

Elia Suleiman escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. 

From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

Producers Edouard Weil & Laurine Pelassy (Rectangle Productions), Elia Suleiman (Nazira Films), Thanassis Karathanos & Martin Hampel (Pallas Film), Serge Noël (Possibles Media), Zeynep Atakan (ZeynoFilm)
Co-producers Georges Schoucair (Shortcut Films), ZDF/ARTE, Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT), CN3 Productions
Cast Elia Suleiman, Gael García Bernal, Ali Suliman, Grégoire Colin, Holden Wong, Vincent Maraval, François Girard, Sebastien Beaulac, Robert Higden, Kamil Silbak, Alain Dahan, Stephen Mwinga, Natascha Wiese, Raia Haidar, Gabrielle Mankiewicz, Ossama Bawardi, Basil McKenna, Aldo Lopez, Nael Kan, Mathieu Samaille
Director of Photography Sofian El Fani
Costume Designer Alexa Crisp-Jones, Eric Poirier
Production Designer Caroline Adler, Raymond Dupuis, David Gaucher
Editor Véronique Lange
In association with Schortcut Films, Doha Film Institute, Wild Bunch, Le Pacte, Maison 4
With the support of  Eurimages, Mitteldeutsche MedienFörderung, SODEC Québec, Québec crédit d impôt cinéma et télévision, Gestion SODEC Canada crédit d impôt pour la production cinématographique ou magnetoscopique canadienne aide aux cinemas du monde.