Designation

Film director

Country of origin

Palestine

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Susan Youssef

Palestinian director Susan Youssef’s Habibi Rasak Kharban (Darling, something’s wrong with your head) premiered in August last year at the Venice Film Festival before going onto to win the Best Film Award at the Dubai International Film Festival. The Holland-based director spent ten years working on the film, which she describes as a modern rendition of Romeo and Juliet. The film was funded through a who’s who of non-profit film funders, including Cinereach, the Jerome Foundation and the Princess Grace Foundation.

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