In Between (Bar Bahar)
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
CAST: Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura, Sana Jammalieh
103 minutes, Israel, France, 2016, CLUB
Layla, Salma, and Nour – three Palestinian women with Israeli citizenship – share an apartment in the vibrant center of Tel Aviv. Despite being “independent”, each of them struggles with the restrictions imposed on their lives by a blinkered society.
Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being “in between” cultures and traditions.
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Winner – Best Actress, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2017
Winner – Best Supporting Actress, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2017
Winner – Youth Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2016
★★★★ “A brave film befitting its brave depiction of women.” – The Irish Times
★★★★ “It’s great fun, with a powerful sense of narrative.” – The Times
“… an elegant, sensitive yet still assured and potent debut effort.” – Screen International