In Between (Bar Bahar)
المكان: مسرح ريدستون
Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud. Israel. 2016, 103 mins. DCP. With Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura. A lively and distinctly modern dramedy by the Palestinian female director Maysaloun Hammoud, ما بين أثنين follows three women who live together 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 woman who moves into the apartment to study at the university. A visit by Nur’s conservative fiancé sets off a complicated tangle of conflicts between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.