IN BETWEEN (BAR BAHAR) with Director Maysaloun Hamoud



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Nov 7, 2017 7:30 PM



Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30 pm

$11 Members | $16

Includes reception and Q&A with Director Maysaloun Hamoud

Three independent young Palestinian gal pals choose a life of freedom in the vibrant heart of Israel while straining under societal expectations, in this taboo-breaking dramedy

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. Winner Best Artistic Achievement and Best  Debut Feature at the Haifa International Film Festival. (Israel/France, 2016, 103 min., R, Arabic & Hebrew with subtitles| Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud)