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Israel-France | 101 minutes | 2021

Let It Be Morning

Florida Premiere

Let It Be Morning is Israel's most acclaimed and prestigious film of the year, recognized for being Israel's official entry to the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film, winner of 7 Israeli Academy Awards (Ophirs), including for Best Film and Best Director, and winner of Best Film at the Haifa Film Festival. The Band's Visit director Eran Kolirin returns with this gently satirical tale of a man and his family trapped by a military blockade inside a tiny village in Israel. Executive Sami has reluctantly traveled to his remote hometown for his brother’s wedding with his wife Mina and their young son in tow. Barely able to conceal his condescension for his former friends and neighbors, Sami is eager to return to his business (and mistress) in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the military has other plans, forming a wall around the perimeter of the village and placing the townspeople essentially under a lockdown. With the community suddenly cut off from the world outside, the situation begins to descend into chaos, exposing frictions and disparities within the town’s Arab population. Sami is forced to contend with his own role in this misfortune and reevaluate his seemingly comfortable place in his society. Adapting a novel by author Sayed Kashua, director Eran Kolirin (MJFF 2017 film Beyond the Mountains and Hills) employs a distinctly dry sense of humor to underline the absurdities of life in modern-day Israel.


Israel's entry to the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film

Director's Bio

Directed by Eran Kolirin

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Eran Kolirin was born in Holon, Israel. His feature film debut, The Band’s Visit (2007), won him critical acclaim and over 50 prestigious awards around the globe, among them eight Ophir Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the European Film Discovery Award. His third feature film, Beyond the Mountains and Hills, premiered at the 2017 Miami Jewish Film Festival and was released to critical acclaim.

Cast and Credits


Eran Kolirin


Eran Kolirin


Shai Goldman


Arik Lahav-Leibovich, Haim Tabakman


Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw

Film Info






101 minutes


Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
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