What do a lesbian bartender from a conservative Christian family, a Muslim computer scientist with a worrisome fiancé and a chain smoking, sexually liberated lawyer all have in common? Meet Salma, Nour and Laila: three Palestinian women sharing a lively apartment in Tel Aviv.
Written and directed by Maysaloun Hamoud, In Between (Bar Behar) is a critically acclaimed and engaging drama that unfolds to reveal the determination of three, strong, Middle Eastern women to live authentically and joyfully.
Take heart in witnessing their emerging solidarity as they battle injustices associated with the conservative expectations and gender inequality of their cultural and religious contexts. The final, wordless scene between the three women is nothing short of cinematic gold.
Warning - this film contains a scene of sexual violence
★★★★ - The Guardian