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Habibti My Love

29 min.DK/Short fiction

Without the knowledge of her family or friends, 24-year-old Zahra, a medical student born in Pakistan, is passionately involved with a 27-year-old fellow student, Mads. She regularly tells people she is on duty in the Accident and Emergency Ward but in fact spends the night at Mads', while making sure she gets home early enough to prepare breakfast for her father and younger brother. Zahra's relationship with her family becomes more acute when her suspicious, strictly Muslim brother finds a positive pregnancy test result concealed beneath her mattress. Zahra has shamed her family; she must chose between an abortion and rejection. Zahra chooses both, and her father is forced to come to her and Mads in search of reconciliation.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Habibti min elskede
Danish title Habibti min elskede
Other titles Den korte film 2, Der er en yndig mand - Habibta min elskede, Habibti My Love
Keywords Family life, Cultural meetings, Falling in love, Love, Pregnancy, Immigrants, Cultural clashes
Director Pernille Fischer Christensen
Screenplay Pernille Fischer Christensen, Jamile Massalkhi
Producer Lottie Terp Jakobsen
Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
Editor Åsa Mossberg
Sound Rune Palving
Composer Sebastian Öberg
Production designer Trine Padmo Olsen
Casting Djamila Hansen
Appearances Nadja Hawwa Vissing, Ahmed H. Temsamani, Kristian Ibler, Ansar Yawar
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales TV 2/DANMARK (Kbh) / Teglholm Allé 16 / 2450 København SV / t +45 3975 7575 / f +45 3975 7500 / tv2@tv2.dk / www.tv2.dk
Technical info 35 mm, color
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Pernille Fischer Christensen
Assistant director Parminder Singh
Casting Djamila Hansen

Script

Script Pernille Fischer Christensen
Script Jamile Massalkhi
Script supervisor Stine Monty Freddie

Production

Producer Lottie Terp Jakobsen
Assisting producer Lea Løbger
Consulting producer Helle Winther Remfeldt
Production manager Carsten Sparwath
Production assistant Anders Toft Andersen

Cinematography

Cinematography Erik Molberg Hansen
Clapper/loader Peter Alsted
Clapper/loader Silla Herbst
First assistant camera Henrik Lyngbo

Stills

Stills Erik Molberg Hansen

Electrical dept.

Best boy Thomas Ditzel
Best boy Aslak Lytthans

Editing

Editing Åsa Mossberg
Assistant editor Helle Tang
Online editor Jens Lilledal Sørensen
Negative cutting Evelyn Kristiansen

Music

Music Sebastian Öberg
Music coordinator Leila Vestgaard

Production design

Production design Trine Padmo Olsen
Set dresser Lars Lønstrup
Props Louise Lønborg

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Makeup

Makeup Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Sound

Sound Rune Palving
Foley artist Helge Haahr
Boom operator Jonas Langkilde
Sound assistant Pelle Skovmand

Special effects

Fire and smoke effects Mikkel Lindskov Hansen

Visual effects

Color timing Dorthe Bankwell
Colourist Thomas Højmark Pedersen

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Stig Günther

Appearance

Zahra Nadja Hawwa Vissing
Baba Ahmed H. Temsamani
Mads Kristian Ibler
Kamal Ansar Yawar
Nabokone Zia Mouna
Kamals ven Nis Fischer Christensen
Kamals ven Mohammed Ennoual
Studerende med tørklæde Sharfia Khan
Studerende med tørklæde Jamile Massalkhi Rudolf

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Prize of The Jury 2004 Angers Premiers Plans 2004

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09
Angers Premiers Plans 2004-01-16
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2003-08-06
Krakow Film Festival 2003-05-28
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2002-09-24
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2002-08-12
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