"In Between"

Director:           Maysaloun Hamoud

Duration:          1hr 43 mins

Language:        Hebrew | Arabic  

Starring:           Mouna Hawa,  Sana Jammelieh,  Shaden Kanboura

Time:               8.00pm

Location:          Ardhowen Theatre

BBC's Mark Kermode picked this as his favourite film out on DVD. "I don't know anyone who has gone to the film and didn't love it"

At the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival a jury awarded it the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere.



Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. IN BETWEEN follows the lives of three strong and independent-minded Israeli-Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv.  Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves 'in between' the free and unfettered lives they're aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families.  

Laila, a successful lawyer, craves the love of a good man who she thinks she's found in the apparently open-minded and handsome Ziad.  Salma works at menial jobs in restaurants and bars hoping her long-held dream of being a DJ becomes a reality.  In the meantime she falls for the beautiful trainee doctor Dounia but is forced to keep their lesbian relationship secret from her family.  Laila and Salma's hard partying ways initially come as a shock to the more traditional and reserved Nour who is still studying for a degree and seeks a simple life.  She is set for an arranged marriage to fiancé Wissam, seemingly a pillar of the community but who behind closed doors is not the man he appears to be.

The three girls are rocked by a shocking series of events that will push their beliefs to the limit and change their lives forever whilst sealing the bond of friendship...

IMDB   Link (7.4/10)

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