Habibi

Screenings

2012 Season
New York

Young lovers Qays (Kais Nashef) and Layla (Maisa Abd Elhadi) are university students in the West Bank who hail from Khan Yunis in Gaza. He is pursuing a degree in literature and she in engineering, but they are forced to return home before com­pleting their courses. In the more religious and traditional environment of Khan Yunis, their love story can continue only by marrying. Yet Qays, who is a construction worker living in a refugee camp, is too poor to con­vince Layla's father that he can provide for his beloved daughter.

Filmmaker(s): 
Susan Youssef
Year: 
2011
78m
Genre: 
Drama