HABIBI has won the NETPAC Award at 05th Bangaluru International Film Festival, India 22 - 27 December, 2012

Aditya Sunday February 17, 2013

HABIBI (Habibi Rasak Kharban) (Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head) (Palestine / 2011 / colour / 85 mts) directed by Ms.Susan Youssef 

NETPAC Jury: Wong Tuck Chong (Malaysia)  Chairperson Ms. Jocelyne Saab (Film maker from Lebanon)  N.Shashidhara (Film society activist from India) 

Citation: " For the director's artistry in creating mise-en-scene and characterisation to highlight the problem of extremism in the modern world through the story of two ill-fated lovers adapted from the 7th epic poem Majnun Layla, and transposed to the Palestine-Israeli conflict."

Print source: Production companies: S.Y. Films, Dubai Media and Entertainment Organization  Sales agent: Paradigm


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