Between Worlds

Dir. Miya Hatav
(84 min, Israel, 2016)
Hebrew Arabic with English subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Visiting their son in a Jerusalem hospital in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, Orthodox couple Bina and Meir form a surprising bond with Amal, a beautiful young Arab woman seemingly there to attend to her dying father.

As the surprising truth slowly unfolds, they all struggle to accept the unlikely circumstances that have brought them together. Along the way, questions about the nature of faith, acceptance, and understanding loom large.

Screenings

Saturday, May 20, 6:15 pm
Pre-Sale Only*
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD

Sunday, May 21, 2:45 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

Preview
Guests

Both screenings followed by a Q&A with lead actress Maria Zreik.

Maria Zreik is a Palestinian actress from Haifa. She began acting at the age of 11 and at 17 she got her first major role, young Jawda, on Channel 4 series The Promise. Three years later she landed the lead role in Suha Arraf’s feature film Villa Touma for which she got international recognition and a Best actress award at the MedFilmFestival (MFF) in Italy. In 2015, she was cast as sister Marie in Basil khalil’s Oscar nominated short Ave Maria.

Zreik will also be seen in the title role of Abdullah Bamajboor’s short film Maryam, as well as Hajar Alnaim’s short film Detained. Zreik received her Law degree in 2015.

Tickets

Ticket sales are now open for the general public. Please note that day-of ticket sales are only available at the door (space permitting). An on-site Box Office will open one hour prior to the start of the first screening at that venue. If an event sells out, there will be a Rush Line and tickets will be released if they become available. All Saturday daytime screenings are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. If you need help using our online ticketing system please view our Step-By-Step guide or fill out the Website Support Request Form if you have an inquiry.

Website Support Online Ticketing Guide

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 22, 2017.