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Nominee
New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner
Sebastiane Award ~ Best Film
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner
TVE Otra Mirada Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Quotation
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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In Between

IN BETWEEN is a witty and buoyant comedic drama about three independent young Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv struggling to find their way through Arab-Israeli culture, nightlife, and identity. Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature is a dazzling and intelligent portrait of this often overlooked demographic. Caught between hometown tradition and big-city abandon, these women often pay a heavy price for what seems a given to many: the freedom to work, party, and choose their own lifestyle. Leila, a criminal lawyer from a bourgeois secular Muslim family, works during the day and parties at night. Her roommate Salma is a lesbian DJ from a “liberal” Christian family. When Nour, a pious Muslim girl, becomes their new roommate, things become even more complicated, bringing the three together as they find a way to survive with grace and humor.

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 1.12.18 - 1.18.18
Royal, 11.18.17 - 11.18.17
Town Center 5, 11.06.17 - 11.06.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 96 min
Language: Arabic, Hebrew

Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Cast: Mahmud Shalaby, Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura

Awards:
  • Nominee, New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Winner, Sebastiane Award ~ Best Film, San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Winner, TVE Otra Mirada Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Winner, Youth Jury Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW: Gail Tolley, TimeOut London
Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud received a huge backlash in her home country with the release of her debut feature film: a fatwa was even issued against her. Why all the fuss? ‘In Between’ is about three Israeli-Palestinian women living in a flat in Tel Aviv: party ...