Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

IN BETWEEN
(Bar Bahar)

 

Year: 2016
Country: PALESTINE
Run Time: 96 minutes

IN BETWEEN
IN BETWEEN
IN BETWEEN
IN BETWEEN

Layla, Salma, and Nour live in an apartment in the bustling center of Tel Aviv. Each woman grapples with varying degrees of being “in between” cultures and traditions. Layla is a fierce, chain-smoking lawyer who enjoys the nightlife and has a modern view of the world, which makes her boyfriend Ziad increasingly uncomfortable. Introspective DJ Salma is a lesbian, but she lies and tells her conservative parents, who subject her to futile matchmaking dinners, that she’s a music teacher. Devout Muslim Nour, meanwhile, studies computer science and is engaged to Wissam, a humorless man she tolerates instead of loves. After the latter’s relationship implodes in a vicious manner, it sets off a chain reaction of self-reflection and empowerment that culminates with each woman determining for herself what she’s willing to fight for. IN BETWEEN deftly navigates contentious religious, gender, and ethnic divides. And in the process it provides incisive commentary on how contemporary society reconciles broad differences—and how far we still have to go. (In Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles) —A.Z.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Sidebars
VOICES OF THE ARAB WORLD
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Maysaloun Hamoud

Maysaloun Hamoud was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1982 and raised in Deir Hana, Israel. She received a B.A. in Middle Eastern History at Hebrew University and studied film at Minshar School of Art. She is also a writer.

Filmography
IN BETWEEN (2016)

Producer
Shlomi Elkabetz

Screenwriting
Maysaloun Hamoud

Cinematography
Itay Gross

Editing
Lev Golster, Nili Feller

Principal Cast
Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Henry Andrawes

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