Let It Be Morning

by Eran Kolirin

Let It Be Morning


Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife and kid. An invitation to his brother’s wedding forces him to return to the Arabic village where he grew up. After the wedding, with no explanation, the village is put under lockdown by Israeli soldiers. Chaos rises overnight amongst those stuck within the walls. Cut off from the outside world, trapped in an unexpected situation, Sami watches as everything falls apart.


Born on 1973, in Tel Aviv, Eran Kolirin’s feature film debut as a director, THE BAND’S VISIT (2007), thrust him into the international spotlight, winning critical acclaim and over 50 prestigious awards from around the globe, including eight Israeli Film Academy awards, two awards and a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival and two European Film Awards. THE EXCHANGE, his second feature film, was in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011. In 2016, his third film BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard. In 2018, THE BAND’S VISIT musical won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.


2021: Let it be Morning (Vayehi Boker)
2016: Beyond the mountains and hills (Meever Lharim Vehagvaot)
2010: The Exchange (Hahithalfut)
2007: The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)
2004: The Long Journey (Hamasa Ha’aroch ) (TV)


Alex Bakri: Sami
Juna Suleiman: Mira
Salim Daw: Tarek
Ehab Elias Salami: Abed
Khalifa Natour: Mohamad
Izabel Ramadan: Zahara


Directed by: Eran Kolirin
Cinematography: Shai Goldman
Editing: Arik Lahav-leibovich, Haim Tabekman
Music: Habib Shehadeh Hanna
Casting Director: Juna Suleiman
Art Director: Amir Yaron
Costume Designer: Doron Ashkenazi
Dresser: Mervat Hakroosh
Makeup Artist: Tanya Yerushalmi
Sound Design &mix: Aviv Aldema, Bruno Mercere
Sound Recording: Itay Elohev
Line Producer: Sana Tanous
Colorist: Isabelle Julien

Technical Data

Original title: Vayehi Boker
International title: Let it be morning
Duration: 101 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Format: 2K
Sound: 5. 1
Year: 2021
Original language: Hebrew, Arabic
Countries of production: Israel, France
Production Companies: DORI MEDIA
Co-production Companies: LES FILMS DU POISSON
With the support of: Israel Film Fund, Channel 13, CNC Aide aux cinémas du monde, Région Ile de France, Pyramide, MIFAL HAPAIS, IFC- Barbara Dobkin

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