Where Are You Going, Habibi? (Wo Willst Du Hin, Habibi?)
New York Premiere
Dir: Tor Iben, Germany, 2015, 80 mins, in German with English subtitles
Caught between the old world ideals of his conservative Turkish family and the boundless possibilities of contemporary Berlin, closeted twenty-something Ibo, an adrift college graduate, moonlights in a sex shop, gently fights the power, and stumbles into an unconventional relationship with a straight, white wrestler with a prison record. Tenderly exploring Ibo’s search for connection, HABIBI dares to show its open heart, balancing the theme of societal intolerance with the redeeming powers of friendship, multicultural meatballs, and the pursuit of self-expression.
Writer: Tor Iben Cast: Cem Alkan, Martin Walde