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

RT:​ 78 mins

Showing: ​June 1, 2013 / 8 PM

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