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
by Rakan Mayasi
Palestine/Lebanon | 2017 | Fiction |15’
by Ismaël e Fateme Ahmadi
Tunisia/France | 2018 | Fiction | 18’
by Ahmed Nader
Egypt | 2017 | Fiction | 22’
by Elias Belkeddar
France/Algeria | 2018 | Fiction | 14’
by Lara Zeidan
Lebanon/UK | 2018 | Fiction | 9’
by Youssef Michraf
France | 2017 | Fiction | 18’
by El Kheyer Zidani
Algeria | 2018 | Documentary | 16’