In Between

103 Minutes • NR

Showings

Lark Theater Fri, May 4 2:20 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 7 10:40 AM
Lark Theater Tue, May 8 4:30 PM
Lark Theater Wed, May 9 8:45 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2016
Rating:NR
Genre:Drama
Original Langauge:Hebrew
Arabic
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maysaloun Hamoud
Cast:Mouna Hawa
Sana Jammelieh
Shaden Kanboura

Description

Nominated for 12 Ophir Awards (Israeli OSCARS)


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.



Although "In Between" depicts a nation in crisis, it's a crisis that's viewed through the intimate lens of family dinners, where generations struggle over conflicting values. - Washington Post


There's a double meaning to the title of this intriguing and defiantly feminist film out of the Middle East. - Toronto Star


An engaging, revelatory slice of life, In Between follows three Palestinian women in Tel Aviv - kind of a Sex and the City and Girls for the Arab set. - SF Chronicle