HABIBI

HABIBI RASAK KHARBAN

By Susan YOUSSEF

PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY - as CONS

Drama - Completed 2011


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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • PALESTINE, USA, NETHERLANDS, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Susan YOUSSEF
    • Synopsis
    • Habibi uncannily re-casts Majnun Layla (Mad for Layla), the 9th century classical poetry tragic love epic, in today’s Gaza Strip. Qays and Layla are madly in love, but observant Khan Yunis they have to be married to be together. Qays is poor, Layla’s parents turn him away. Qays woos Layla by scribbling verse all over Khan Yunis’s walls. Habibi is a compelling ode to emancipation.
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