• In Between

    Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud
    Israel/France | 102 minutes | U.S. Premiere | New Voices/New Visions

  • In Between

    Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud
    Israel/France | 102 minutes | U.S. Premiere | New Voices/New Visions

  • In Between

    Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud
    Israel/France | 102 minutes | U.S. Premiere | New Voices/New Visions

A spiky, compelling dramedy about strong, modern, sexually active Palestinian- Israeli women, living independently in the center of Tel Aviv, far from their families and the weight of tradition. Winner, Best Debut, Haifa; NETPAC Award, Toronto.

Schedule

January 6, 2017 4:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 14, 2017 1:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 15, 2017 5:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Hamoud's spiky, compelling debut feature is an eye-opening portrait of three modern Palestinian-Israeli women. These strong, independent, sexually active women, make the most of living in central Tel Aviv, away from their families and the weight of tradition, even if they still struggle to be true to themselves when confronting the expectations of others.

Equally fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, ultra-chic lawyer Layla and her flat-mate, lesbian DJ Salma, are part of a Palestinian underground scene. Salma adopts another, more submissive persona when visiting her conservative Christian family, who believe that she is an eminently marriageable music teacher. Layla, meanwhile, refuses to compromise on her lifestyle and remains separate from her family.

When good Muslim girl Nour, a hijabi graduate student, takes the third bedroom in Layla and Salma's apartment, Hamoud defies expectations by showing the developing sisterhood between all the roommates. Not only do they have in common the uneasy status of being Arab-Israelis in a predominantly Jewish society, but they share the problem of finding the right, supportive, understanding romantic partner.

Winner: Best Debut, Haifa; NETPAC Award, Toronto

film details

Original Language Title: Bar Bahr
Country: Israel/France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 102 minutes
Premier Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: TVE Another Look Award, San Sebasti√°n
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Producers: Shlomi Elkabetz
Principal Cast: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmoud Shalaby
Cinematographers: Itay Gross
Editor: Lev Golster, Nili Feller
Music: MG Saad
Screenwriter: Maysaloun Hamoud
US Distributor: Film Movement
International Sales Company: Alma Cinema

guests in attendance

Maysaloun Hamoud – Director (January 14 & 15 only)

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