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Habibi Rasak Kharban (Habibi)

Habibi Rasak Kharban (Habibi) (2012)

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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. 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." (c) Official Site

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Susan Youssef

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This American-Palestinian coproduction paints a vivid picture of daily life in the occupied territories, though it's fairly heavy-handed as drama.

April 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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[It] has a gritty, low-budget realism as it depicts day-to-day life under the threat of violence and age-old cultural and generational obstacles.

March 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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A low-budget romancer with more heart than style.

December 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Despite moments of dour power and a likable female lead, the couple's predicament is all too often flatly staged and acted out.

November 16, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Based on a 9th-century poem about similar lovers at the mercy of historical turmoil, Youssef's debut film captures the ecstasy and desperation of frustrated passion as it presents a desolate portrait of Palestine today.

February 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
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It is an impressive first effort by Yousef.

December 5, 2012 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
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Susan Youssef employs the religious and political turmoil of the period as well as the region's exotica to breathe new life into the Romeo and Juliet-style romance that's credited as a retelling of a seventh century Arabian saga.

December 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

Susan Youssef isn't consistent in her approach to the impossibility of love.

November 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

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