The Palestinian movie “Divine Intervention” by Elia Sulayman has qualified for consideration for nomination for next year?s best foreign film Oscar.
The film, which took the jury prize at Cannes in 2002, tells the politically explosive story of life under Israeli occupation, told in vignettes of reality and fantasy.
This is the first time a Palestinian movie has qualified, and it was accepted despite some earlier speculation that the Academy would not take the submission on the grounds that “Palestine is not a country”.
I haven’t seen this movie yet, although friends of mine who saw it strongly recommended it.
I hope it wins the Oscar, and that i get to see it soon.