Film

Boston Palestine Film Festival

October 18–27, 2019

The Boston Palestine Film Festival offers compelling films with independent views of Palestine’s history, culture, and geographically dispersed society. This year’s 10-day festival includes: the comedy It Must Be Heaven, the latest from renowned Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman; Samouni Road, which uses live action and exquisite animation to reconstruct what happened to a family that lost 29 members during Israel’s war on Gaza in early 2009; The Apollo of Gaza, an exploration of the mysterious archeological find (and subsequent disappearance) of a 2000-year-old statue of Apollo; and Gaza, an elegantly shot documentary that offers a rare chance to be fully immersed in the heart of today’s besieged Gaza Strip. 

Past Events

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October 18, 2019
7:00 pm–9:30 pm

Directed by Elia Suleiman (Germany, 2019, 97 min.). English, French, and Arabic with English subtitles. Comedy.

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October 19, 2019
12:00 pm–1:30 pm

Directed by Dima Abu Ghosh (Palestine, 2016, 52 min.). French and English with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 19, 2019
2:30 pm–5:00 pm

Directed by Elia Suleiman (Germany, 2019, 97 min.). English, French, and Arabic with English subtitles. Comedy.

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October 20, 2019
11:30 am–1:00 pm

Directed by Michael Rowley (USA, 2019, 87 min.). Arabic, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 20, 2019
1:30 pm–3:00 pm

Directed by Jaime Villarreal (Chile, 2019, 76 min.). Arabic, English, and French with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 20, 2019
4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Directed by Amal Ramsis (Tunisia, 2018, 85 min.). Arabic, Russian, and Spanish with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 23, 2019
6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Directed by Sahera Dirbas (Palestine, 2018, 47 min.). English. Documentary.

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October 23, 2019
8:00 pm–10:15 pm

Directed by Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell (Ireland/Canada, 2019, 92 min.). Arabic with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 24, 2019
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Directed by Yasser Murtaja (Palestine, 2019, 45 min.). Arabic with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 24, 2019
7:30 pm–9:45 pm

Directed by Stefano Savona (Italy, 2018, 129 min.). Arabic with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 26, 2019
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Various directors.

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October 26, 2019
3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff (Canada/Switzerland, 2018, 78 min.). French with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 27, 2019
1:00 pm–2:32 pm

Directed by Aldo Guerrero (Chile, 2017, 65 min.). Arabic, English, and Spanish with English subtitles. Documentary.

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October 27, 2019
3:00 pm–5:15 pm

Directed by Mats Grorud (France/Sweden/Norway, 2018, 74 min.). Arabic with English subtitles. Animated narrative feature.