In Between (Cert 15; 101mins)
There is a freshness and sincerity to this tale of three women defined by the expectations of their families and trying to be true to themselves in a world moulded by men.
Muslim lawyer Laila (Mouna Hawa) and Christian DJ Salma (Sana Jammelieh) work hard and play hard in Tel Aviv, spending their free time dancing, drinking and having fun.
When quiet, pious Muslim Nour (Shaden Kanboura) becomes their new flatmate, the women feel she is cramping their style. Each of them is looking for love but, as young Palestinian women, finding a relationship on their own terms is difficult.
What sustains and inspires them is the common ground they discover. In Between may seem a little cartoonish at times but ultimately emerges as a joyous celebration of sisterhood.
Published at Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:01:00 +0000