Let It Be Morning

2021 | 101 min. | Eran Kolirin

February 17 - 23, 2023

A gently satirical tale of a man and his family trapped by military blockade inside a tiny Arab village in Israel.

Let It Be Morning is the story of Sami (Alex Bakri) a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen living in Jerusalem who receives an invitation to his brother’s wedding forcing him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. After the wedding finishes, with no explanation, Sami's hometown is put under a military blockade lockdown by Israeli soldiers. When chaos erupts overnight amongst the villagers stuck behind the wall due to the blockade, Sami is cut off from the outside world and trapped in an unexpected situation. As he deals with questions about his own identity and hidden secrets are revealed, Sami watches everything he holds dear begin to fall apart. Written and directed by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit), and adapted from the international best-selling novel by Palestinian author Sayed Kashua, Let It Be Morning is a film about a state of siege, both internal and external – centered around a man who has built a wall around his heart, and how that inner wall starts coming apart when an actual, real wall goes up around his hometown.

  • Original Language Title: Vayehi Boker
  • Director: Eran Kolirin
  • Principal Cast: Alex Bachri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw, Eihab Salame, Chalifa Natour
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 101 min.
  • Screenplay: Eran Kolirin
  • Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2022 (Best International Feature)
  • Language: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Cohen Media Group
  • International Sales: The Match Factory