About the film
palestine disappearance chronicle
Chronicle of a Disappearance
Release Date: January 01, 1996
|Production Companies||:||MEDIA Programme of the European Union, CNC, ITVS|
|Producers||:||Elia Suleiman, Ula Tabari, Assaf Sobel-Amir, Avi Levi, Hamoudie Buqai, Frida Refael, Gal Horenshtein, Nivin Suleiman, Thaer Zoabi, Maamoun Najami, Gassan Shamma|
Chronicle of a Disappearance unfolds in a series of seemingly unconnected cinematic tableaux, each of them focused on incidents or characters which seldom reappear later in the film. Among the many unrelated scenes, there is a Palestinian actress struggling to find an apartment in West Jerusalem, the owner of the Holy Land souvenir shop preparing merchandise for incoming Japanese tourists, a group of old women gossiping about their relatives, and an Israeli police van which screeches to a halt so several heavily armed soldiers can get off the car and urinate.