by Susan Youssef

2011 | Drama | 80 min

Habibi, a story of forbidden love, is the first fiction feature set in Gaza in 15 years. Two Palestinian students in the West Bank are forced to return home to Gaza, where their love defies tradition. To reach his lover Layla, Qays grafittis poetry across town. Habibi is a modern re-telling of the famous ancient Sufi parable Majnun Layla.

Best Film, Fipresci, Best Actress,
Best Editor
, Dubai International Film Festival, Muhr Arab Feature
Camera Novo award, Cinema Novo Festival, Brugge

Boston Premiere