Habibi + Yala to the Moon
Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX
Yala to the Moon
Suhel Nafar and Jacqueline Reem Salloum | Palestine | 2011 | 7min | Arabic
Peddling CDs on the streets of the West Bank, Aseel uses her imagination to magically remake the world around her.
Susan Youssef | Palestine | 2011 | 78min | Arabic
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.”
In 2011, Habibi won the Best Arab Feature Film at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival, find out more about its back story and making here.
How to book
Tickets available through Watershed Box Office tel: 0117 9275100 or online at watershed.co.uk: £6.50 Full / £ 5.00 Cons