About The Film
Three independent young Palestinian gal pals choose a life of freedom in the vibrant heart of Israel while straining under societal expectations, in the taboo-breaking dramedy IN BETWEEN.
Fighting for the right to live on their own terms, with very singular personalities, the women share a Tel Aviv apartment away from their home villages. Ultra-chic criminal lawyer Laila (Mouna Hawa) and lesbian disc jockey Salma (Sana Jammelieh) spend their time hanging out in the city’s underground bars. Their bohemian, sexually-active lifestyle stands in sharp contrast to the decidedly more religious and conservative outlook of Nour (Shaden Kanboura), the third roommate and a university student. Struggling to be true to themselves while finding the right romantic partners, the developing sisterhood negotiates being Arab-Israeli in a predominantly Jewish society.
Putting a rarely depicted spin on the genre tropes of Sex and the City, writer-director Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut is a story of friendship, feminine power, and the toll of patriarchal societies. Scooping up prizes at several prestigious festivals, IN BETWEEN honors include Artistic Achievement and Best Debut Feature wins at the Haifa International Film Festival