AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.
In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Three very different Palestinian women 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 computer science 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 dutiful wife. Despite their differences, these women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, duty and freedom.
“In Between is full of life, a triptych of sexual and cultural combat that takes us to places that I, for one, knew nothing about.” – Wall Street Journal
“Hamoud's clever, nuanced screenplay offers a critique of traditional, patriarchal Palestinian society, threatened by modernity, feminine power, and the court of public opinion.” – Variety
Starring: Mouna Hawa (Lalia), Sana Jammalieh (Salma), Shades Kanboura (Nur)
Awards: Israeli Academy Award (Ophir) for Best Actress (Kanboura) and Best Supporting Actress (Hawa)
Israel; Unrated; Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud (2016); 96 Minutes