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Arabic film: Habibi

The Arab Film Festival Texas continues on Sunday, April 21, 2013 with the narrative movie "Habibi."  Film synopsis:

Two students in the West Bank are forced to return home to Gaza, where their love defies tradition. Qays is so smitten with Layla that he graffitis the town in love poetry from Majnun Layla, a 7th-century Arabian poem. But Majnun Layla means ‘Madman for Layla’ and Layla’s family believes Qays is crazy. They insist she marries a more stable, conventional man. The couple is forced into secret meetings and, ultimately, a dreadful choice between happiness and survival.  A hit at Venice, Toronto and Dubai, this daring film is an epic tragedy about a star-crossed couple determined to use love as their compass to navigate an ugly world.


Movie begins at 2 p.m.  We will meet at the ticket desk at 1:45 p.m.  Tickets are $5; free for students.

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  • asma.h

    great day, liked te movie, a new version of romeo and juliette....

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A tragic love story! Couldn't find everyone in the theater, but we made some new friends.

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We saw the first movie at the festival yesterday, and it was in Arabic with English subtitles. I expect this one will be the same. I think your student ID would be enough to get the free ticket.

    April 20, 2013

  • SaamerM

    I want to watch this movie, but are there going to be english subtitles?
    And can I just bring my student Id me to get a free ticket?

    April 20, 2013

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