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Habibi

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Politics, faith, and family concerns threaten to keep two lovers apart in this drama, the first feature from writer and director Susan Youssef. Layla (Maisa Abdelhadi) is a Palestinian student attending college in the West Bank when she meets Qays (Kais Nashif), a fellow intellectual who shares her passion for poetry. Layla and Qays soon fall in love, but discover the danger of expressing their affection in public, and Layla fears that her family will never allow her to marry a man like Qays whose family...more

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