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Directed by | Elia Suleiman

Genre fiction  |  Length: 87mins  |  Year of production: 1997

Chronicle of a Disappearance is the precursor to Suleiman's internationally acclaimed and awardwinning �Divine Intervention.' It sees his silent character �E.S.' cameo in a playful and symbolic series of everyday scenarios. With characteristic dry wit and an eye for the absurd at the heart of the mundane, this film is a thoughtful, politically nuanced treatment of the routines, rituals, ceremonies and accidents that punctuate the life of �E.S.' on his return home from abroad to Palestine. For Suleiman, the film represents �a journey in search of what it means to be Palestinian� a combination of possible truths, transgressing genres and blending fact with fiction to explore the intertwined boundaries of storytelling, history and autobiography.'