In Between (Bar Bahar)
Sunday 7th October 2018, 11:00-13:00
Country of Origin: Palestine | Israel | France
Length: 102 min (1hr 42 min)
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles.
In Between follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by country, faith and kin. Laila, a successful lawyer, wishes to find a man who respects her independence and free-spirited lifestyle. Lesbian, Salma, works in restaurants and bars whilst pursuing her long-held dream of being a DJ and finding the love of a good woman. Laila and Salma’s hard partying ways initially come as a shock to the more traditional and reserved Nour who is studying for a degree and is engaged to community leader Wissam. The three girls are rocked by a series of shocking events that push their beliefs to the limit and change their lives forever, whilst sealing their bonds of friendship.
THE DIRECTOR – Maysaloun Hamoud
Born to communist parents in Budapest where her father was studying medicine, Maysaloun grew up in Dir Hanna, a village in the North of Israel.
After a Masters in History of the Middle East at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Maysaloun’s interest shifted towards cinema. In 2012, she graduated from the Minshar School of Art in Tel Aviv. She has been living and working in Jaffa for the past nine years.
From 2010 to 2013, Maysaloun was in charge of communications at the Tel Aviv based NGO SADAKA, which promotes political and social change.
Since 2009, she is a member of the group PALESTINEMA, a group of young filmmakers whose objective is to promote Arab culture by organising screenings of films in Israel and Palestine.