In Between

Screening on 13/03/20

Israel 2016
Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud
Starring: Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura, Sana Jammalieh
Cert 15
102 mins

Three young Palestinian women share a flat in present-day Tel Aviv; Salma from a Christian family, Laila from a secular Muslim background and Nour from a conservative Muslim family. Both Salma and Laila take full advantage of what liberal Tel Aviv has to offer and are not averse to serious partying. Free spirited as they are, the two women, however, still cannot escape the religious bigotry and family pressure that eventually put an end to both their romantic relationships. But worse is in store for the more orthodox Nour when her controlling fiancé Wissam thinks she is getting ideas above her station. Outraged, Salma and Laila agree on an audacious plan to help her. Resilient, funny and endearing, these three women can surely be seen as true heroines of our time.