Divine Intervention ★★★½

Suleiman's Keaton/Tati-esque comedy is at its height here, the barbs of societal critique and satire sticking deep under cloak of absurdist humor. The gags building with a crisp, deadpan whimsy in marvelously staged vignettes that more often than not gather steam in the slow build-up, rather than quick punchlines or pithy retorts. The portrait of the Israeli-Palestinian border the film fashions is one colored by petty anger and frustrations spurred by a prevailing construction of hatred, fear, and paranoia that renders everyday life a minefield of risks and uncertainty.