"In Between"

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In the Ophir Award-winning, taboo-breaking drama "In Between," three independent-minded Palestinian women share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia (Mouna Hawa, "Best Actess" Ophir Award), a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma (Sana Jammelieh), slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur (Shaden Kanboura, "Best Supporting Actress" Ophir Award) is a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment in order to study at the university. Nur is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates. When her conservative fiancé visits, he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife. Salma and Lalia also face turmoil: Lalia has found love with a modern Muslim man whose acceptance proves less than unconditional; and Salma, who falls for a beautiful trainee doctor but is forced to keep their lesbian relationship secret, discovers that her Christian family in a northern Galilean village is not as liberal as they claim. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom. (Fully subtitled)

With music from DAM. Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud (2017 Cannes Film Festival's Young Talents Award). The Director of Photography is Itay Gross.

"The film, with its Israeli funding and vision of sternly independent women, has divided the Palestinian community pretty harshly, even engendering harsh criticism against the Budapest-born Palestinian filmmaker. But 'In Between' has multiple nominations for the Ophirs (the Israeli version of the Oscars) and puts Hamoud squarely on the map of bright young filmmakers." — George Robinson, The Jewish Week

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Thursday, February 1, 2018 (All day)

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The Landmark at 57 West
657 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

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