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opening ceremony

June 20th at 8pm - UGC De Brouckère


The BRIFF opens its second edition with Elia Suleiman's latest film It must be Heaven (Cannes Film Festival 2019 - Official Competition - Special Mention and FIPRESCI Critics' Prize)

The screening will be followed by a reception at the Village BRIFF.



"ES escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home.
From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which ES asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

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