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      Habibi

      2010 1h 25m Drama Romance War List
      50% Tomatometer 10 Reviews A modern retelling of the forbidden love story between 7th-century poet Qays ibn al-Mulawwah and his one and only Layla. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Ben Sachs Chicago Reader This American-Palestinian coproduction paints a vivid picture of daily life in the occupied territories, though it's fairly heavy-handed as drama. Apr 25, 2013 Full Review Loren King Boston Globe [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. Rated: 3/4 Mar 5, 2013 Full Review Jay Weissberg Variety A low-budget romancer with more heart than style. Dec 5, 2012 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site Habibi, from American-born Susan Youssef, also has a knowing and substantial, yet poetic, quality. Feb 14, 2021 Full Review Peter Keough Boston Phoenix 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. Rated: 3/4 Feb 28, 2013 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: C Feb 26, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A modern retelling of the forbidden love story between 7th-century poet Qays ibn al-Mulawwah and his one and only Layla.
      Director
      Susan Youssef
      Producer
      Susan Youssef
      Screenwriter
      Susan Youssef
      Genre
      Drama, Romance, War
      Original Language
      Arabic
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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