In Between

Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud
(102 min, FranceIsrael, 2016)
Hebrew Arabic with English subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

In Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv find themselves in a complicated balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

Arab-Israeli women often live in a country that considers them not Israeli enough, and yet are part of a culture that views them as not Palestinian enough. Layered onto their citizenship conundrum are the inevitable gendered tensions between contemporary and traditional family life.

-Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival

Contains graphic content.

Co-presented by Reel Affirmations Whitman-Walker Health

  • Presented with GLOE: The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement
Screenings

Wednesday, May 24, 8:15 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Sunday, May 28, 1:45 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

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
Press
  • After watching Maysaloun Hamoud’s sparkling, taboo-breaking first feature In Between (Bar Bahar), audiences will have to seriously update their ideas about the lifestyle of Palestinian women in Israel. [...] all this in a breezy, light-hearted dramedy of girl powerThe Hollywood Reporter
  • What makes this spiky dramedy so compelling are the Palestinian-Israeli protagonists, whose split lives have rarely been depicted on screen. These strong, modern, sexually active women, living independently in the center of Tel Aviv, away from their families and the weight of tradition, struggle to be true to themselves when confronting the expectations of others.Variety
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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 29, 2017.