Let It Be Morning
In this wryly observed, melancholic dramedy—Israel’s official Oscar submission—Palestinian returns to his village, only to find himself physically and emotionally trapped by a military blockade. An unhappily married Jerusalem businessman, Sami has reluctantly traveled to his dusty Arab hometown with his wife and son for a wedding. When the Israeli army puts everyone in security lockdown without warning, the situation descends into chaos. As Sami ruefully reassesses his place in Israeli society, class divisions between Arab neighbors are exacerbated. Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit) adapts Palestinian author-journalist Sayed Kashua’s novel into a gentle but pointed satire that swept the Israeli Academy Awards.