Israeli film Let It Be Morning to premiere in 2022 in North America

They were Kolirin Let it be tomorrow has been acquired by Cohen Media Group for launch in North America. It will be available in cinemas and digital platforms in the US and Canada in 2022.

Let it be tomorrow, a smart, funny and dark story of an Arab high-tech worker who visits his hometown for a wedding and is trapped there after the army seals it off, won the Ophir Award for Best Picture, making it the Israel’s official submission for an Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film (the category that used to be called Best Foreign Language Film).

He took home this year’s Ophir awards, he also won Best Director and Best Screenplay for Kolirin, Best Actor for Alex Bakri, Best Actress for Juna Suleiman and Best Supporting Actor for Ehab Elias Salami. It also won the Best Israeli Film award at the Haifa International Film Festival. Based on a novel by Sayed Kashua, it had its world premiere at Cannes, in the Un Certain Regard section. It had its US premiere as the opening film at the Other Israel Film Festival earlier this month. Due to the pandemic, it has yet to be released in Israel, but has generated a lot of positive word of mouth in previous screenings.

It also sparked controversy when some of its Palestinian cast members refused to promote the film at Cannes and did not show up for its Ophir awards, publishing statements critical of the Israeli government, which contributed money to the film.

Kolirin is well known internationally because his 2007 film The Band’s Visit was a hit with audiences around the world, won dozens of awards, including the European Film Awards, and became the basis for the award-winning Broadway show. Tony award. Many thought it had a chance to become the first Israeli film to win an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, but it was disqualified from consideration because so much of its dialogue was in English.

The cast and crew of Let It Be Morning, lr: Producers Raanan Gershoni and Keren Michael, Actor Alex Bakri, Director Eran Kolirin, and Actor Ehab Elias Salami. (credit: ZIV AMAR)

Let it be tomorrow is a Dori Media production and was made in collaboration with Les Films du Poisson. It was produced by Nadav Palti, Ra’anan Gershoni, Keren Michael, Tami Mozes Borovitz, and Yoni Paran.

Let it be tomorrow it is a true labor of love and a unique collaboration, ”said Kolirin. “I am honored and excited to be working with Cohen Media on its US launch.”

Cohen Media Group President and CEO Charles S. Cohen said, “Let It Be Morning is a must-see film about the state of our world today, and we are thrilled to bring it to the wide audience it deserves.”

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