HABIBI: AN ARAB KIND OF LOVE

Thematic focus on contemporary Arab cinema

Habibi: an Arab kind of love is a special journey into contemporary Arabic cinema, an attempt to translate a macro-culture often perceived as monolithic and distant from the values of the Western-Christian tradition.
Habibi: an Arab kind of love is an effort to undermine the ideological basis of the contemporary socio-political context, which favours a narrative linked to themes such as war and terrorism to the detriment of the vast artistic and cultural heritage of the Arabic-speaking macro-region.

Habibi: an Arab kind of love is a new approach to the narrative on the Arabic world, a project of cultural translation whose aim is to look at love and the joys of life from different and unexpected perspectives.
Seven shorts will transport you across the Mediterranean, where through an ethnographic lens, you will be able to see contemporary issues as well as glimpses of pure and simple everyday life stripped of derogatory stereotypes. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey.

Curated by Marta Della Libera

VICOLO SASSO

FRIDAY 19th JULY
h. 11:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY 20th JULY
h. 11:00 p.m.

LIDO

MONDAY 22nd JULY
h. 9:00 p.m.

TUESDAY 23rd JULY
h. 9:00 p.m.

BONBONÉ

by Rakan Mayasi
Palestine/Lebanon | 2017 | Fiction |15’

LEILA’S BLUES

by Ismaël e Fateme Ahmadi
Tunisia/France | 2018 | Fiction | 18’

AFFABILITY

by Ahmed Nader
Egypt | 2017 | Fiction | 22’

UN JOUR DE MARIAGE

by Elias Belkeddar
France/Algeria | 2018 | Fiction | 14’

THREE CENTIMETRES

by Lara Zeidan
Lebanon/UK | 2018 | Fiction | 9’

WHEN THE NIGHT COMES

by Youssef Michraf
France | 2017 | Fiction | 18’

NICE, VERY NICE

by El Kheyer Zidani
Algeria | 2018 | Documentary | 16’