Bar Bahar (In Between)
In the permissive atmosphere of Tel Aviv, three Palestinian millennial women navigate “in between” traditional norms and modernity. Laila, high powered attorney by day and wild-woman partier by night, shares an apartment with her friend Salma – bartender, DJ, gay and closeted from her conservative Christian family. Nour, a university student whose hijab identifies her as observant Muslim, arrives to share the apartment. When Nour’s fiancée does the unforgivable, these three are challenged to create solidarity. Persuasive ensemble acting, immersive cinematography and a pulsing soundtrack tell a new story of women in Israel.
“…sparkling, taboo-breaking” -Hollywood Reporter
Drama / Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud / Starring: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura /2016 Israel-France / Arabic w/English subtitles / 102 min
World Premiere Toronto International Film Festival 2016; Haifa International Film Festival: Danny Lerner Award for a Debut Feature; 3 cast principals Feodora Award for Artistic Achievement in an Israeli Feature; San Sebastian Film Festival 2016, winner of three awards (Eroski Youth Award, TVE Another Look Award, Premio Sebastiane).