In Between

In Between

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In Between

Three Palestinian women in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture in Maysaloun Hamoud's feature debut.

"Lalia (Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh), and Nur (Shaden Kanboura) share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur is a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment in order to study at the university.

"Nur is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates. When her conservative fiancé visits, he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife. She refuses, and his violent rebuttal leaves all of the women shaken. Salma and Lalia also face turmoil: Lalia has found love with a modern Muslim man whose acceptance proves less than unconditional, and Salma discovers that her Christian family in a northern Galilean village is not as liberal as they claim. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Winner of the NETPAC Award (Hamoud), Toronto International Film Festival
2016Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language, drug use, sexual violence & content that may disturb102 minsIsrael, FranceHebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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What makes this spiky dramedy so compelling are the Palestinian-Israeli protagonists, whose split lives have rarely been depicted on screen.

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Stuff

Stuff

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Engaging, if at times stagey...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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In Between provides a glimpse of the battle faced by women of a younger generation with a crucial fighting spirit.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An end to stereotyped Palestinian women.

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Variety

Variety

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What makes this spiky dramedy so compelling are the Palestinian-Israeli protagonists, whose split lives have rarely been depicted on screen.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

Engaging, if at times stagey...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

In Between provides a glimpse of the battle faced by women of a younger generation with a crucial fighting spirit.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An end to stereotyped Palestinian women.

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