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  • Jacob Burns film center 364 Manville Road NY 10570 (map)

Two students in the West Bank are forced to return home to Gaza, where their love defies tradition. To reach his lover, Qays grafittis poetry across town. Habibi is a modern re-telling of the famous ancient Sufi parable Majnun Layla. The full Arabic title is Habibi Rasak Kharban, which translates as “darling, something’s wrong with your head.”

Awards: Winner best editor, best actress, Doha International Film Festival 2011;  Best Film, FIPRESCI Prize, and Camera Novo, the highest prize at the Cinema Novo Festival, Brugge; recipient of the Grand Prize in the Emerging Narrative program at IFP’s Independent Film Week

Director: Susan Youssef

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RT: 78 mins

Earlier Event: June 1
Later Event: June 2