HABIBI

HABIBI RASAK KHARBAN

By Susan YOUSSEF

S.Y. FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2011

Habibi, a story of forbidden love, is a fiction feature set in Gaza. 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.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • PALESTINE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Susan YOUSSEF
    • Writer(s)
    • Susan YOUSSEF
    • Producer(s)
    • Man Kit LAM, Susan LAM
    • Synopsis
    • 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.”
    • Partners & financing
    • Habibi is supported by Co-Producer Dubai Entertainment and Media Organization, Zain, Cinereach, Austin Film Society, Princess Grace Foundation - USA, Fonds BKVB, Rooftop Films, Institute of International Education, Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Funding Exchange, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Idioms Film, Panasonic, fiscal sponsor Women Make Movies, Richard Linklater, and many other generous donors.
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