Previously at the ICA - Films
22 Sep 2017
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Maysaloun Hamoud
In Between follows the lives of three strong, independent-minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves 'in between' the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families.
Laila, a successful lawyer, craves the love of a good man, who she thinks she’s found in the apparently open-minded and handsome Ziad. Salma works at menial jobs in restaurants and bars hoping her long-held dream of being a DJ becomes a reality. In the meantime she falls for the beautiful trainee doctor Dounia but is forced to keep their lesbian relationship a secret from her family.
Laila and Salma’s hard-partying ways initially come as a shock to the more traditional and reserved Nour, who is still studying for a degree and seeks a simple life. She is set for an arranged marriage to fiancé Wissam, seemingly a pillar of the community but who behind closed doors isn’t the man he appears to be. The three women are rocked by a shocking series of events that push their beliefs to the limit and change their lives forever while sealing the bond of friendship.
In Between, dir. Maysaloun Hamoud, Palestine/Israel/France 2016, 102 minutes