IN BETWEEN (BAR BAHAR)
In Between follows the lives of these strong, independent minded Palestinian-Israeli women in Tel Aviv.
When devout university student Nour moves in with successful lawyer Laila and club DJ Salma, their partying shocks her. As Laila fights to retain her freedom in the face of a new relationship, Salma falls for beautiful trainee doctor Dounia, a romance she must hide from her family. Nour is set for an arranged marriage to Wissam, an exemplary member of the community, who may not be as respectable as he appears.
Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves 'in between' the free and unfettered lives they aspire to lead and the restrictions imposed on them by a blinkered society.
Language: Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
“Hamoud’s clever, nuanced screenplay offers a critique of traditional, patriarchal Palestinian society, threatened by modernity, feminine power, and the court of public opinion.”
- Alissa Simon, Variety
“An end to stereotyped Palestinian women.”
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter