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The Time That Remains (2009)
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The Time That Remains (2009)
Original name: الزمن الباقي
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Italy, UK, United Arab Emirates, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, psychological, thought provoking, touching, realistic, contemplative, offbeat, biting, suspense, semi serious
Plot: politics, family life, political unrest, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, wartime life, state affairs, dark humor, society
Time: 21st century, 40s, 1940s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestine

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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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The Viceroys (2007)
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Melting Away (2011)
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Duration: 86 min.
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O Jerusalem (2006)
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Duration: 100 min.
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
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